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Parking in downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City free through May 25

Colorado Springs downtown Larry Marr
Posted at 10:53 PM, Mar 23, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — The City of Colorado Springs announced Monday that it is extending free parking and suspending the enforcement of parking meters through May 25.

The city said all parking meters in downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City will be free and without time limits. Structured parking will also be free.

The purpose of the free parking is to allow residents easy access to restaurants and businesses offering curbside services.

The city wanted to make clear that the following enforcement activities will continue:

· Fire hydrant zones and fire lanes
· “No Stopping” or “No Parking” zones to promote safety
· Loading Zones
· Mountain Metro Transit stops
· Special parking permitted spaces, including but not limited to accessible spaces, reserved spaces, restricted spaces.
· Electric vehicle, compact, reserved or other signed parking spaces in structures
· Parking on or within 20 feet of a crosswalk
· Blocking driveways or alleys
· Parking in travel lanes, including bike and transit lanes
· Obedience to angle signs or markings
· ADA violations
· Extended/overnight parking at meters

Drivers who are utilizing curbside services must remain in their vehicle if they are in designated areas.