Fort Collins Expanding Residential Parking Permit Program [VIDEO]
Did you know residential neighborhoods in Fort Collins can require parking permits? Neither did I!
I mean, sure, I’ve lived in apartment complexes that require permits; but that’s a little different, because you’re dealing with an actual parking lot on private property. But requiring permits to park on the street? That’s just…actually, it’s kinda brilliant.
Okay, so needing a permit can be kind of a hassle if you’re just visiting a friend or trying to avoid the Old Town parking garages; but for residents, I can see how a program like this could be a good thing.
I used to live on a street where way too many people would park their cars. Most days, it was too congested to even allow for two-way traffic; and that’s just ridiculous! I’ll bet requiring permits would have helped a lot!
The program is intended to help neighborhoods maintain their residential feel by keeping out student or business parking. It is also enforced using a vehicle-mounted license plate reader.
[via The Coloradoan.]
Would you vote for a parking permit program in your neighborhood? I think I would!