30 October 2008

Federal Hill and "No-Tolerance" Parking?

The Baltimore Sun's Sam Sessa is covering in his Midnight Sun blog a proposed change to parking restrictions in Federal Hill--a change that certainly doesn't bode well for those hoping to visit the area's many fine beer bars:

a brief synopsis: In most Federal Hill parking zones, you can park on most non-metered streets in Federal Hill for two hours without a permit between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., give or take. Before or after those hours, parking is free.

But on baseball and football game days, if you don't have a permit and you park in one of these spots, you get ticketed and towed.

Got it? OK. Now, here's what they want to do ...

With the new proposal, they want to make it so you can park for two hours without a permit between the hours of 7 am. and 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and similar hours on Sundays. Before or after those hours, you're going to need a permit.

I'm not entirely sure of the time table, but if community organizers get enough signatures, we could see these changes go into effect next year.

More at the links, along with a boatload of comments from readers.

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