Jillian wrote:Anyway, a car/moto distinction would be easy. But one for minicars and megacars would be tougher. Garages usually have a "list" of models - easy enough to marker in the next SUV atrocity, but I don't imagine DOT re-stickering a bunch of Muni-Meters to make sure everyone knows where their car falls. Or putting in length requirements, since most people don't know the length of their cars, and can't be expected to walk around with tape measures.
"Cars over X lbs must pay Large Class rates." The weight is right on the registration, which the owners are expected to have in their pocket. Owners of 6,000 lbs vehicles know it. I'll bet you there are some pretty clear correlations between length and weight. NYPD/TEA can use a rule of thumb with a good margin. (Hummer = Large. Mini = Normal. Scooter = Small) If TEA gets it wrong, just submit a copy of your registration to prove it.
(Come to think of it, doesn't TEA SCAN car regs? They might get the data straight from the bar-code!)
Jillian wrote:As for a street demonstration, I think we should proceed. E79th is actually a pretty decent location - it's a 2-way street so our actions are visible. And it's in front of Bloomie's house. But I'd want to scope out if it's Muni Meters or old meters first.
Needless to say, everybody who participates NEEDS TO BUY A MUNI TICKET!
Naturally, my preference is the Village, since there are a lot of motos, and I'll bet I can get the CB to comment on it.
We need an army of people willing to give up a couple hours of their life for the cause.