Earlier this month, the project including an assessment district and parking meter fee increases.
While we did receive some comments regarding raised parking fees detracting from trips to downtown Burlingame, the biggest issue readers commented on was the switch from diagonal to parallel parking planned for Burlingame Avenue.
“Say ‘no’ to parallel parking on the Ave.,” said Jennifer Royer Sullivan on the Burlingame Patch Facebook page. “Why eliminate premium parking spots in an already parking-strapped town?”
While some echoed her concerns of reduced parking along the Avenue, others commented on the added skill and time required for parallel parking, suggesting parallel parking could lead to increased traffic through downtown.
What do you think about parallel parking on Burlingame Avenue? Will needed spaces be eliminated? Will it cause traffic jams as drivers unaccustomed to parallel parking maneuver into spots? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.