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Changes Coming to Parking in Downtown Tacoma
Some changes are coming to parking in downtown Tacoma, and some of you aren't going to like them. We noticed this note this morning on the City's homepage:
Downtown’s popularity, particularly the University of Washington -Tacoma area, generally Pacific and Jefferson avenues from 17th to 21st streets, has exceeded expectations.
Therefore, on Sept. 20, area parking time limits will shorten to 90 minutes and extend until 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. In addition, the “Saturday Special” (which allows visitors to pay $1.50 for all-day parking throughout downtown), will no longer apply in this area.
Exactly three years ago, paid parking came to downtown Tacoma to ensure parking turnover so that even those coming into downtown for a few minutes to visit a business or friend could find a space. It was, and still is, designed to encourage those staying longer to use alternative transportation or off-street parking options.
Rates stay the same - 75 cents per hour.
The City will begin launching a targeted public education effort which echoes the campaign used to launch the program three years ago on Friday, Sept. 13.
Same rates. Shorter parking times. No more all-day-Saturday parking. Can you make that work?
Are you ready for a little change in your parking?
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