Item #2 on the list of parking recommendations stated:
Reducing parking time limits for some parking to create pick-up/drop-off spaces: City Council and Staff are ready to begin an “experiment” with 15 minute pick-up/drop-off spaces and City Engineering, in consultation with the Police Department, has developed a map of 13 proposed locations.
Here is the map from Public Works Director/City Engineer Joe Stapf that shows the locations of what he believes are the most appropriate locations for short-duration (15 minute) parking spaces: Quality Bakery, The HideAway, Dufours Cleaners, Northfield Public Library, Cocoa Bean, Goodbye Blue Monday Coffeehouse, Basil’s Pizza.
Joe also wrote via email:
An option might be to use the temporary signs we made up for use in front of Dufours Cleaners for use during the 6th Street Project. By using these temporary signs, we could experiment with the locations, and the merchants could also assess the desirability of the 15 minute spaces—just a thought.
Ross Currier has made the rounds to the downtown businesses and organizations closest to these proposed short-duration parking spots to let them know about the experiment.
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