To the Editor:
I was disappointed to read the April 2 story outlining plans for permit parking in the 5th Ward. All this will do is push the problem to the next block. This is not a solution that serves the community. Ever drive to North Side neighborhoods where permit parking is ubiquitous? Ubiquitously annoying, frustrating and curse-worthy. The streets are public, which I thought meant they are open to all, not a few. It’s bad enough that the meters are everywhere. This is not the answer to urban parking problems. Living in the city, you know there are parking issues. It’s like complaining about the noise when you move to a house next to O’Hare.
I know how near and dear to many folks’ hearts this idea is, but I see it as a wrong step for Hyde Park.