Phoenix is a car-friendly city with a grid system that is easy to navigate, and Phoenix roads are in excellent condition. The lack of winter weather means they are not subject to the expansion, contracting, and cracking which plague roads in colder climates.
The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department owns and manages the meters to handle on-street parking within the city. Enforcement of the meters occurs from 0800 to 1700 on weekdays. Besides the parking meters, the only other parking within the city is in public and private parking lots that have hourly, daily, or monthly rates. Downtown, uptown, Capitol, and Phoenix College area meter charge an hourly rate of US$1.50.