June 6, 2014 | Oregonlive.com--The days of a disabled-parking placard doubling as an unlimited free parking pass for Portland's primo metered spots are about to end.
Starting July 1, drivers with basic blue disabled parking permits will be required to pay in metered spaces. And just to make sure no one can argue confusion or ignorance, PBOT is blanketing downtown with brochures about the new rules.
"Officers are placing the brochures on all vehicles parked at a metered spot that display a placard," said Diane Dulken, a Bureau of Transportation spokeswoman.
As I wrote in November, I have been cursed with a sixth sense that kicks in whenever I walk past parked cars in downtown Portland. Everywhere I look, I see blue disabled placards hanging from rearview mirrors. READ FULL ARTICLE