For 23 years, I have worked downtown and paid the exorbitant rates to Kwik Park park my car. Yes, I realize it is less than I would pay in NYC or Chicago -- but overall, Toledo prices are much, much lower than in bigger cities, while our parking rates are still high. But I've paid it, since I needed the convenience of having a place to park my car.
No more. I'm done with Kwik Parking and their rudeness, mystifying parking rules, and shakedowns.
As I said, I was a customer for 23 years. Over that time, with being gone on maternity leaves and vacations, I have paid them for a FULL YEAR that I did not use.
This month, I was gone quite a bit and forgot to pay my monthly tribute. When I went to the office to settle up, I was told I could go on a waiting list for a monthly tag (which I have had since 1987), since I missed a payment.
No. No way. I don't care if I have to park in the 'hood, I'm not paying them another dime.
Kwik Parking and the Downtown Parking Authority have killed more businesses downtown and helped to stymie any sort of new development. I hope they rot in hell.