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Redwood City hikes downtown parking rates

Parking spots in a popular area of downtown Redwood City will face higher parking rates starting Monday, Aug. 4.

Parking will be $1 an hour -- up from 25 cents -- in an area including City Hall, Fox Theatre and Courthouse Square. The spots are roughly bordered by Main Street, Marshall Street and the Caltrain tracks.

The $1 hourly rate will apply Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The new rate was approved by the City Council in June in an effort to make more parking spots available in a "high-demand core area" of downtown for visitors staying for a short period of time.

Metered parking outside of the "core area" will stay at 25 cents.

See city map showing rates by parking zones.

"We've all witnessed the wonderful renaissance and increasing level of activity in Downtown Redwood City over the last few years," Redwood City Mayor Jeffrey Gee said in a statement.

"That ongoing success is bringing parking challenges, and we appreciate everyone's patience. The new rates and other strategies we're implementing will be helpful as Downtown continues its resurgence," Gee said.

— Bay City News Service

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