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Taxi Stand Signage Meeting

Taxi Stand Signage Meeting

Thursday, August 30, 2012
City Hall, Lord Spencer Compton Conference Room  5-7 p.m.

We invite you to attend a meeting this Thursday, August 30 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lord Spencer Compton Conference Room in City Hall to discuss ways to improve our taxi stand signage in the downtown area. We are working to create a functional “taxi stand” which will provide for more efficient pick up of bar patrons at the end of the night.

Currently, all parking spaces on both sides of Front Street for one block north and south of Market Street are posted for “Taxis Only” between midnight and 3 a.m. Unfortunately, these parking signs are often ignored or not visible enough. Some of the feedback we have received is that the signs are mounted too high to be seen. Others have said that the parking signs are confusing, allowing for public parking only part of the time.

One possible solution that we will be testing in the next few weeks is the use of pavement markings in the parking spaces themselves. The words “Taxi Only After Midnight” will be painted in the designated parking spaces. We will be applying the pavement markings to the taxi stand spaces on both sides of Front Street in the first block north of Market only. We will have examples of how the pavement markings will look and city staff will be present to answer questions.

View an informational sheet about the new pavement markings.

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