1-Minute Parking? Photo of LA Street Sign Typo Goes Viral

LADOT has finally replaced the sign, which according to Google Maps, appears to have existed since at least 2011.

By Riya Bhattacharjee
|  Saturday, Jun 21, 2014  |  Updated 10:56 AM CDT
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Every city has its share of ridiculous parking signs.

But a 1-minute parking sign typo in Los Angeles is definitely a cut above the rest.

A photo of the sign made its way to Imgur and was tracked down by someone to 11777 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood, LAist reports.

The sign was supposed to say "1 Hour Parking."

In a city known for hefty parking meter fees and fines, the typo generated some amount of excitement, especially online.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation confirmed its existence to NBC Bay Area in an email.

"The sign was reported on Wednesday, June 18," said LADOT spokesman Jonathan Hui. "We fabricated a new sign and replaced it today, June 20, around 11 a.m."

Hui said he wasn't sure when the 1-minute parking sign was installed.

But a quick search of the address on Google Maps shows that it's been there since at least 2011.

Here's a tweet from Los Angeles Times staff writer Laura Davis, who reportedly snapped the first picture that went viral.

At least one major North American city has legitimate 60-second parking, and it's no typo. Calgary reportedly has 1-minute parking signs that authorities said they would only enforce in the event of a complaint.

"It does seem a little bit silly," Calgary's city roads spokesman told Metro News.

As for Los Angeles, as of Friday morning, it looks as if the 1-minute parking sign is a thing of the past.

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