If It's Not Broken, Don't Replace It

Old-style parking meter in Hudson, New York

It's rare to see a mechanical parking meter in this age of digital meters and pay stations that spit out receipts, but they still have them in Hudson, New York. Even so, at least one municipal parking lot began using a new pay station late in 2009.

This photo was taken in downtown Hudson in May 2010. Also check out the old-style "doghouse" traffic light, one of several in the city.