February 16, 2004
Santa Cruz limits long-term parking downtown
UCSC faculty, staff, and students using downtown Santa Cruz streets
for free remote parking will do so at their own risk beginning Tuesday,
|The parking limit along residential
frontages in the adjacent neighborhood is designed to remove stored
vehicles and create more short-term parking for downtown visitors.
In response to neighbors' request for parking controls, the
City Public Works Department will be implementing a downtown residential
permit parking program in the neighborhood surrounding the downtown
The signs are up, the city has issued windshield courtesy notices,
and still there remain vehicles parked along the Laurel Street corridor
and elsewhere, said Marc Adato, transportation coordinator for
Violators will be issued $33 parking fines.
The City Council is limiting parking to two-hour segments in this area
in response to residents' needs for on-street parking access. A permit
system has been implemented so that residents and their guests may park
past the two-hour time limit on weekdays.
The parking limit along residential frontages in the adjacent neighborhood
is designed to remove stored vehicles and create more short-term parking
for downtown visitors. Parking in the neighborhood will be restricted
after midnight every day, but daytime parking will remain uncontrolled
on weekends and holidays.
Employee parking options are available in downtown public parking facilities.
Commuter permits, being sold for specific block faces in the Downtown
Program Area, are being sold only to downtown employees with proof of
Additional details on the new parking program are available online from
the citys web site.
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