A new term to learn, surge parking. Chicago has begun taking advantage of times of high demand for parking by doubling their meter rate to 4 dollars an hour up to 7 hours. This will be in effect around Wrigley Field during games and concert events.
"Yet Chicago's Wrigley Field parking gambit is only the latest example of a growing movement toward surge pricing — the practice of making customers pay more during times of heavy or peak demand. Already, airlines and hotels are veterans at charging premium rates during busy times, but now — as high-tech sensors and pricing algorithms make it easier to anticipate demand and boost prices — many other industries are exploring surge pricing, including retail, ride-sharing, sports and entertainment venues, and maybe even health care."
This means we're about to be looking at higher parking costs even during peak times of the day for doctor visits. Look for more cities to follow suit. Not only are ticket prices, health care costs etc going up but now it will be costing twice as much or more to park to get to these places.