Parking rules change in Ski Time Square
Steamboat Springs — Those who plan on parking a car in Ski Time Square should be aware of new parking rules that have gone into effect.
The rule used to be that cars could only be parked for two hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Now, cars can only be parked for two hours between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Steamboat Springs Parking Enforcement Officer Eric Schankerman said the city decided to extend the enforcement period because with the addition of night skiing, the area is busier during the evenings. There were issues with cars parking overnight and taking up spots that people wanted to use for evening outings.
The area is popular for parking, especially on powder days, because it is a short walk to skiing.
Schankerman said the new parking signs went up last week, and he wants the public to be educated as they transition into enforcing the extended enforcement period.
“I went up there last night, and a few citations were issued,” Schankerman said.
No matter where people choose to park, Schankerman encouraged them to look up and read the signs in order to avoid a ticket.
“That’s my biggest tip,” Schankerman said.
Schankerman said vehicles parked illegally are issued a warning on the first offense. On the second offense in a year period, people are given a $25 ticket. A third-offense is $50, and the fourth offense is $100. If the fine is not paid within 14 days, the amount doubles.
In other parking news, the city lot along Oak Street between Eighth and Ninth streets was turned into an eight-hour lot a couple of months ago. It used to be a two-hour lot. Schankerman said the change was made to accommodate employees who needed to park for an extended period of time in the downtown area.
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