The city's new parking meter app lets you pay for more time on meters using your smart phone. Previous time limits will no longer apply at a select group of meters around the Crocker Art Museum. The zone for extended time meters will be phased in around the Central City. Tony Bizjak The Sacramento Bee
The city's new parking meter app lets you pay for more time on meters using your smart phone. Previous time limits will no longer apply at a select group of meters around the Crocker Art Museum. The zone for extended time meters will be phased in around the Central City. Tony Bizjak The Sacramento Bee

Transportation

Residential grid parking grinding your gears? Here’s your chance to let the city know

By Benjy Egel

begel@sacbee.com

December 01, 2017 11:42 AM

UPDATED December 01, 2017 03:01 PM

A survey meant to assess midtown and downtown parking went live on the city of Sacramento’s website Friday morning.

The survey asks about residential parking in the Central City area between the Sacramento River (western boundary), the American River (northern boundary), Alhambra Boulevard (eastern boundary) and Broadway (southern boundary). Residents in that area received a postcard with the access code needed to take the survey, said Linda Tucker, city spokeswoman.

The 11-item survey includes questions about where people regularly leave their cars, what they think of temporary online residential parking permits available on the city website and how long they’ve lived in Sacramento.

Councilman Steve Hansen requested the survey be conducted, Tucker said.

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The city also wants to hear what users thought about downtown metered parking hours before and after their extension from 6 to 10 p.m. in September 2016, and how challenging finding parking has been for residents and guests since the change.

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Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel