Adjust the rates to keep one or two parking stalls open on each block face. That may be $5/h on some streets at some times and $0.25/h on other streets at other times. But live experiments are showing that it works. Mostly, it cuts traffic congestion since up to 40% of automobiles in cities are looking for parking.
Dumb? Sure, but if you actually allowed a little tolerance, I could see where this might keep parking spaces in front of urban take-out spots free of all day parkers.
Of course, it’s much easier to just charge the correct price for the space if that’s the goal.
Even the Vélo Québec guy was surprised at how many spots there were. Understand that this is one half of the couplet that makes up one of the major commercial/retail/entertainment areas in Montreal, but man, 11k spots.
And yes, this is a year-round cycle path. There may well be videos online of snow clearing operations …
I don’t think I need to even say anything more.