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Details on the city’s gift of time
City Council members voted earlier this month to relax the downtown parking rules during the Christmas shopping season. City officials have since put together a handout that offers a little more detail on this switch, which is meant to give shoppers the opportunity to have a more leisurely outing without having to walk a few minutes out of their way to use the parking garage.
You can get a copy of the handout here.
Basically, any on-street parking spot marked with a two-hour limit will have a four-hour limit starting Nov. 14. The 4-hour allowance will expire Jan. 1, 2010, so if you wake up after 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day and your car is somewhere downtown, the clock will be ticking…
The relaxed rules apply to an area bound by the Rappahannock River, Lafayette Boulevard, Prince Edward Street and Amelia Street.
The handout also points out all the free parking the city already offers downtown.