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Pay Parking in Proctor
Here's a little something that popped up in our Twitter feed today: the Proctor Safeway is now charging $1 an hour to park in
its lots the lot across the street. The main Safeway lot will still be free, but with a 90 minute limit. We hear there may be stepped-up on-street enforcement as well.
One school of thought might see this as a sign of the beginning of the end for the quaint little district, with the Proctor Station mixed-use development looming large in the near future...
On the other hand, if you're inclined to think a nudge away from single-occupancy vehicles isn't a bad thing, this could be just the beginning for a Proctor coming into maturity as a walkable, bikeable neighborhood.
What's your take?
Thanks to Matt Newport - @TacomaBikeRanch on Twitter - for spotting this.
UPDATE / CLARIFICATION: The above picture is of the new signage in the lot across 25th from Safeway. Here's what is now posted around the main Safeway parking lot. Our apologies for any confusion.
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