• Carmel Rolls Back Paid Parking Hours

    Parking enforcement on a five-block portion of Ocean Avenue in downtown  Carmel-by-the-Sea began two hours later effective Monday (January 26).

    The new paid parking time is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  It had been from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Provisions for the metered parking remains in effect every day of the week.  The maximum parking time allowed remains four hours after which a vehicle has to be moved.

    Mike Calhoun, Director of Public Safety for Carmel, said that the decision to move back the time came in response to business owners who told him that it was inconvenient for their customers to have to get to the parking kiosks by 8 a.m.

    The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea’s pilot program for paid parking is on both sides of Ocean Avenue from Junipero Avenue to Monte Verde Street. It began on December 2 and is a six-month trial program.

    Chief Calhoun will hold a community workshop at the end of February to hear from the pubic about the program.

    The cost of parking in the five-block area on Ocean Avenue is $2 per hour.  Shorter periods of time are available, such as a dollar for a half-hour or 50 cents for 15 minutes.  The minimum is 15 minutes.

    Two city ambassadors are on hand to help the public.

    Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Carmel pilot parking program can be found at  http://www.carmelcalifornia.org/things-to-do/parking.aspx

    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 27, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News

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