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Downtown parking: Change brewing

Original post made on Mar 12, 2010

A consulting firm outlined possible changes to downtown parking rules in Menlo Park at a meeting attended by some 35 residents and business owners Thursday, March 11.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 12, 2010, 11:27 AM

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Posted by Gunther Steinberg
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Mar 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I hope that Menlo Park will think carefully about the effect of parking fees and fines on their attraction to shoppers and restaurant customers. I hardly ever go to San Francisco any more than absolutely necessary, because of the parking hassle and expense. I shall not forget that the last time we had a gathering of family in SF, the parking tab was $54, not a ticket, but cost. - If this happens in MP, I will stay with Redwood City and Palo Alto or where ever parking is free. - The problem of employee parking is one that needs an innovative solution. - One cannot build a home without a garage or carport,the same rules should apply to businesses.


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Posted by Shop elsewhere
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 12, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I agree with your statements with one exception. Redwood City does charge for parking downtown. To rent your parking space is a pain. No parking meters. but pay stations.


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Posted by Julie
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I'm not sure if this is the case in all neighborhoods but in the places I've parked with the pay stations in Redwood city the fees begin after 1-2 hours.


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