No surprise: DC is #7 on list of 10 worst U.S. cities for parking

No surprise: DC is #7 on list of 10 worst U.S. cities for parking

DCês propensity for giving out parking tickets is well known by local residents, but now itês official: A survey by NerdWallet came up with the 10 worst U.S. cities to find parking, based on their high parking costs and vehicle theft rates, and Washington came up seventh.

Washington, DC, collected $92.6 million in parking fines in 2011, with the highest ticketed time right about now, during the Cherry Blossom Festival. As some readers may have discovered, if you donêt pay your fine within 30 days, it doubles. NerdWallet says it costs $19 a day and $270 a month to park in DC, which may sound like quite a bargain to some. The Nationês Capital has 60.2 percent more motor vehicle thefts per capita than the national average. All in all, you may decide you would rather just drive by the cherry blossoms.

Other cities on the list: Chicago; Oakland, Calif.; San Francisco; New York; Boston; Honolulu; Seattle; Philadelphia, and Sacramento, Calif.

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