Pilot Permit Program.
The City of San Carlos formally announced yesterday a pilot permit parking program for the section of Greater East Side of San Carlos south of Holly Street that will require a permit to park on any public street for longer than 2 hours at a time. This program is intended to curb the use of day-long free street parking in this neighborhood by Caltrain commuters, local business employees, and people who don’t live in the neighborhood but are taking advantage of free parking.
Like most of the downtown neighborhoods in San Carlos, street parking is already quite limited for residents in the Greater East Side because of the density of housing. And since many of the older homes only have a single-car garage, it puts street parking at a premium for residents with more than one car.
The pilot portion of the program officially commences on December 14 and will be in effect for all of 2016, with parking enforcement happening immediately thereafter. If the program is deemed successful, it may be moved to permanent status after the pilot program is completed.
Here is the press release from the City of San Carlos in its entirety:
SAN CARLOS, CA – November 30, 2015 – The City of San Carlos will commence its pilot Residential Parking Permit program on December 14, 2015 for the Greater East San Carlos neighborhood south of Holly Street. This program is designed to provide preferential use of on-street parking to local businesses and residents and restrict weekday long-term parking by those from outside the neighborhood.
The Residential Parking Zone includes Bayport Court, Bayport Avenue, McCue Avenue, Montgomery Street, Cherry Street and Hall Street between Old County Road and Industrial Road. For vehicles without a residential parking permit, parking is limited to two hours between the hours 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
The Business Parking Zone includes Old County Road from Holly Street to Terminal Way and East San Carlos Avenue from Old County Road to Industrial Road. For vehicles without a business parking permit, parking is limited to two hours between the hours 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Commuters taking CalTrain are encouraged to park in the CalTrain (SamTrans) parking lot located at El Camino Real and San Carlos Avenue. Please visit the CalTrain parking webpage at www.caltrain.com for more information. Daily and monthly parking options are available.
Enforcement of the new parking restrictions will begin on December 14, 2015, at which time permits will be required for parking beyond two hours in the designated area. Signs will be posted indicating restricted parking areas. Residents, employers and employees in the Pilot Program Area can apply online.
The pilot program will be in effect for all of 2016, and if successful, may be renewed on a permanent basis. Residential and business permit applications, a map of the pilot program area and additional information on this program can be found at www.cityofsancarlos.org/residentialparkingpermit or by calling Kristen Elderson in the City Manager’s Office at (650) 802-4204.
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