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Downtown parking enforcement eased for holidays

Original post made on Nov 16, 2012

Parking restrictions in Palo Alto's downtown shopping district will be temporarily relaxed through Jan. 1 to allow shoppers and visitors more time for holiday shopping, the City of Palo Alto has announced.

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Posted by congestion
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Does this really work? Letting people park for longer amounts of time just reduces the number of people who can visit downtown.

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Posted by horselady
a resident of Community Center
on Nov 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

This will only make it harder for anyone to get a parking space, since people who are already parked will stay in their parking spot far longer. There will be much less turnover. This is pointless.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I LOVE this! Now I can leave my car in a city garage for 4 hours instead of just 3. Thanks!!!

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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Ducatigirl is a registered user.

Yippee! I can park and shop all day, even eat lunch downtown. Then I can shop some more.

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Posted by jan
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Thank goodness ducatigirl is happy.

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