New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

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Has anyone noticed there are new 90-minute limit parking signs on more streets downtown as of today than there were last week? I noticed this in the 400-500 block Figueroa Street. Was there a notice about this?

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biguglystick Apr 16, 2019 10:44 AM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

The city took away a bunch of 15 minute green curb parking on Cota st. and thus removed parking for downtown night workers. They also made a bike lane and took out several spots. Makes it really tough on people who work in the service industry downtown at night in that area. BAD MOVE.

a-1561433559 Apr 16, 2019 04:59 PM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

It's 15 minutes only until 6 pm. AND interesting about the Cota bikeway --- I rarely see it being used --- and the loss of parking places is serious; luckily, there are few customer-serving businesses there.

a-1561433559 Apr 16, 2019 04:59 PM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

It's 15 minutes only until 6 pm. AND interesting about the Cota bikeway --- I rarely see it being used --- and the loss of parking places is serious; luckily, there are few customer-serving businesses there.

pkww Apr 16, 2019 03:11 PM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

The Cota Street bike lane was in fact a great move. I use it often to commute from the eastside, and there are nearly always other cyclists/commuters using it, too. Cota was a superb choice given its relatively mellow car traffic and the fact that it's flat and bike-able (compared to DLG or Canon Perdido). I wish the eastbound bike lane were also on Cota instead of Haley St, which is hectic. If you have to drive into town to work on State St at night, it's my impression that night parking is usually still plentiful on Santa Barbara Street.

oceandrew Apr 16, 2019 11:12 AM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

What use are 15 min parking zones to service industry workers working nights? 90 mins is still longer than 15, isn't it? Additionally, these parking restrictions are only between 9am and 6pm so of little importance to night workers.

hz Apr 16, 2019 09:10 AM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

75 min or 90min parking...allow 20 mins at least to walk to state street and back to your car...so 30 mins to one hour time to shop and stroll State street. Not really conducive to drive DT to go shopping.

a-1561433559 Apr 16, 2019 06:25 PM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

TAGDES, 10:12am and 3:14pm are both me. I'm not sure what you're trying to prove. Your math doesn't add up.

tagdes Apr 16, 2019 04:31 PM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

Only addressing 10:12 am's comment on how it could take 20 minutes round trip to get to and from State. That's the point, sure it would leave 55 min. to 70 or a little over an hour which would as I stated if one went anywhere after getting to State would only leave the stated times. I think common sense would suggest not everyone is going to La Arcada. Sorry I neglected to spell it out for you.

a-1561433559 Apr 16, 2019 03:14 PM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

TAGDES, check your math - why would 20min total there AND back leave you only 30min for shopping? That is a hint to the original comment's meaning. You interpreted it correctly in the grammar sense, but left out common sense, which is an important part of reading comprehension.

tagdes Apr 16, 2019 11:51 AM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

HZ said " to State and back" , best work on your reading comprehension. So if you figure 4-5 blocks at an average of 3.1 mph for 14 minutes plus a couple more minutes for the 2 signalized x-ings they are not far off considering that would only get you to La Arcada.

a-1561433559 Apr 16, 2019 10:12 AM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

20min each way to get from parking to State St? Where the heck are you parking that it takes that long?

a-1561433559 Apr 15, 2019 09:57 PM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

As downtown employees tend to park further and further afield from their places of employment, parking has become more tight at the outer fringes of downtown. I have noticed streets that used to have no time limits for parking now have such signs/limits. I suppose renters and homeowners might like to be able to park in front of their own abodes. Will there be permitted parking with these new limits? The kind we see down near the beach?

a-1561433559 Apr 16, 2019 04:56 PM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

Interesting about downtown employees parking further and further from their places of work, increasing the parking problems; that's an argument (by the employees) for the rental e-scooters and e-bikes. The alternative would be requiring the places of employment (city) to provide more parking places. ...But they don't want to do _that_.

PitMix Apr 16, 2019 08:36 AM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

You only get to park in these zones for longer than 90 mins during the posted hours if they turn that area into a special neighborhood parking zone. That is pretty hard to pull off. The residences in the Modoc area get all of the overflow from the apartments and the parking restrictions on Modoc to put in the bike lanes, and they haven't been able to get a restricted parking zone. The only one I know of on the westside is Hacienda Way near Las Positas where the homeowners got the area zoned to prevent the neighboring apartment dwellers from parking there. That was a while ago, though.

a-1561433559 Apr 15, 2019 04:50 PM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

Cool Has the City finally figured that there was a need to revert to the original free parking standard before the chintzy rollback to 75 minutes followed by the hefty fine?

a-1561433559 Apr 15, 2019 05:45 PM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

It was already 90-minute parking, sounds like they just added more signs? You'll still get a hefty fine.

REX OF SB Apr 15, 2019 11:54 PM
New Limited Parking Signs Downtown?

Exactly. East and West Figueroa are two completely different neighborhoods. This is meaningless without knowing the specifics.

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