Parking Predicament Prevention

Parking and Safety Tips for the 2015 #JUCO World Series Games #GVCopBeat

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Popcorn, baseball and the summer sun–what an exciting time for Grand Junction. The 2015 JUCO World Series is about to begin, and the fun shouldn’t be ruined because of parking issues. With all of the excitement, it is important to remember the following tips if you are planning on attending. There will be a surplus of cars in and around Suplizio Field during the JUCO games and this summer. To keep this event fun and safe:

  • Get there early– parking is on a first come, first served basis, so get to the stadium early if you want to park in the Lincoln Park parking lot.
  • Please be considerate– make sure your vehicle is between the lines and only take up one space.
  • If the sign says no parking, don’t park there.
  • If you choose to park on a nearby neighborhood street, make sure you aren’t blocking a driveway or fire hydrant.  Residents need to be able to safely enter and exit their driveways.
  • As each night game ends, all lanes in the Lincoln Park parking lot will become exit only lanes- no cars will be allowed into the parking lot. That means parents need to make arrangements to pick up kids at a nearby location away from the stadium.
  • Pedestrians- make sure to use designated crosswalks.  Traffic control devices will be set up along North Ave to prevent people from crossing in the middle of the street.
  • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street. That way you know if the drivers are aware of your presence before you step into the roadway.

Parking Predicament Prevention: Tip #3

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Throughout our daily activities at the Police Department we come across people who say, “Really? I didn’t know that!”  Often those statements come from people who have just received a parking ticket.  To help keep you parking ticket free we will be posting Parking Predicament Prevention tips.

Tip #3

Did you know it is illegal to park on a sidewalk?

The reason is sidewalks are for pedestrians, and if there’s a car parked on the sidewalk it forces pedestrians to step into the road to go around.  That includes parking partly in your driveway but having the rest of your car on the sidewalk, or putting two wheels on the sidewalk and two wheels on the road.  Also, in some residential areas, especially in older or downtown areas, there’s a planting strip between the curb and the sidewalk.  This is also in illegal place to park a car.

Parking Predicament Prevention: Tip #2

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Throughout our daily activities at the Police Department we come across people who say, “Really? I didn’t know that!”  Often those statements come from people who have just received a parking ticket.  To help keep you parking ticket free we will be posting Parking Predicament Prevention tips.

Tip #2

Did you know it is illegal to park within 20 feet of a crosswalk?

The reason is cars need to be able to easily see people who may be entering a crosswalk, and people crossing the street need to be able to easily see if any vehicles are coming their way.

Parking Predicament Prevention: Tip #1

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Throughout our daily activities at the Police Department we come across people who say, “Really? I didn’t know that!”  Often those statements come from people who have just received a parking ticket.  To help keep you parking ticket free we will be posting Parking Predicament Prevention tips.

Tip #1

Did you know it is unlawful to park within 5 feet of a driveway, even if it’s your own driveway?

The reason is to increase visibility and to allow a safe space for vehicles entering or leaving driveways.