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Two New Programs Being Offered by Parking Services

Two New Programs Being Offered by Parking Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 6, 2020

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

 

Two New Programs Being Offered by Parking Services

--Programs Include Temporary ADA Parking and Temporary Short Term Loading Zones--

 

The City of Tacoma’s Parking Services is offering two new on-street parking programs in response to the ever-changing circumstances around COVID-19. Both programs will begin accepting requests on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

 

The first program is for temporary ADA parking spaces. With the recent changes in on-street enforcement practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some areas have experienced higher than normal occupancies for on-street parking spaces. For users who have an ADA placard, the City may be able to provide some relief by establishing a temporary ADA parking space. This program is available to any qualifying person of the general public to use near their place of work. The signs will be deployed on a request basis, and there is no cost to the requester.

 

The second program is for temporary short term pick-up and drop-off loading zones. This program was created in an effort to support the evolving needs of the community and particularly food service businesses through this unprecedented time. The City is making available temporary loading zone signs to help facilitate pick-up activities. This program is open to all companies that rely on the availability of curbside pick-up and access to support the needs of their business. The sign requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and if approved, will be deployed at no cost to the requester.

 

It is expected that the deployment of both of these signs will continue until the current emergency “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order is lifted and possibly through a period of economic recovery. Individuals or companies that want to support the establishment of a temporary ADA parking space, and businesses interested in having a temporary loading zone can find out more by visiting cityoftacoma.org/parking or by calling (253) 591-5371.

 

 

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