Mayor Bloomberg has already proposed improvements to the subway and buses, and now in a Daily News editorial, he's hoping to win over voters with some ideas on how technology could make city driving specifically, parking less terrible.
How would you like to use your mobile device to see a map of available parking spaces in your neighborhood and also use it to pay your meter? Or how about getting a text message as your meter is about to expire, so you can get back to your car before getting a ticket? We're going to begin studying and testing new technology that would allow us to do all of those things.
And by the year 2040, we may have a flexible timetable for implementing them in real life! Sorry these proposals do sound pretty great. We're just jaded about such promises coming from the city that makes cell-phone service in the subway seem like a pipe dream.