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POLL: Will Parking Meter Rate Increases Change Your Habits?

If parking rates go up, will your parking time go down?

On Monday, the Burlingame City Council voted to move forward with implementing parking meter rate increases for the downtown area. The funds made from these increases will go towards the Burlingame Avenue Streetscape Improvements, as well as upgrades for credit card-reading meters.

In terms of parking meters, the City Council approved a resolution including the following changes:

  • Change Lot K from 10-hour parking to two-hour and four-hour at $1 per hour.
  • Change two-hour and four-hour meter rates in Lots A, A-3, B-1, C, D, E, K-1, L, J, M and V from 75 cents per hour to $1 per hour.
  • Change the nine-hour and 10-hour meter rates in Lots A, A-3, B-1, C and O from 25 cents per hour to 50 cents per hour.
  • Change the pay-by-space rates in Lots B, F, G, H, N, O and W from $1 or $2 per 10 hours to $3 per 10 hours.

The council additionally introduced and approved an ordinance altering parking rates and time limits on Burlingame Avenue and other downtown Burlingame streets:

  • Change the time limit for Burlingame Avenue to two-hours with $1 for the first hour and $2 for the second from 75 cents for a maximum one-hour or 30 cents for a maximum 24 minutes.
  • Change the one-to-four hour meters on California Drive, Chapin Avenue, Donnelly Avenue, Lorton Avenue, Highland Avenue, Howard Avenue, Park Road, Primrose Road and South Lane from 75 cents per hour to $1 per hour.
  • Change the 24-minute meters on California Drive, Chapin Avenue, Highland Avenue, Howard Avenue, Lorton Avenue, Park Road and Primrose Road from 30 cents per 24 minutes to 40 cents per 24 minutes.
  • Change the 10-hour meters on Bellevue Avenue, Carolan Avenue, Chapin Avenue, Donnelly Avenue, Howard Avenue, Lorton Avenue, Park Road and Primrose Road from 25 cents per hour to 30 cents per hour.

The increases are expected to generate $450,000 annually.

Will these changes change your habits of shopping and eating in downtown Burlingame?

 

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Foghorn Leghorn April 07, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Cities are run by morons. It just can't be helped. It's traditional.
Gary Rainville April 07, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Parking in the 'Game is still a great deal after these changes, in my opinion. This won't affect my parking habits at all. And if I don't want to pay, I'll just walk.
MFAM5 April 08, 2012 at 12:11 AM
I don't know why Burlingame keeps increasing parking meter rates, when more and more stores are closing. They should want to encourage people to come downtown to shop. Why is it that Palo Alto and San Carlos offer free parking and Burlingame does not?

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