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Ann Arbor DDA Makes Changes To Curbside Carryout Parking Spaces

Ann Arbor DDA

The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, also known as the DDA, has made changes to its 15-minute, curbside carryout parking spaces customers are using during the pandemic.  

The DDA has replaced the orange bags that covered parking meters for curbside pick-up parking spaces with red ones that indicate “No Parking 15 Minute Loading/Unloading.”  Maura Thomson is the communications manager for the DDA and says the new red bags will help parking officers enforce the time limit and issue tickets to those using the spaces for longer periods of time -- a legal action the orange bags prevented them from doing.

Maura Thomson: There has to be technical language in place in order for tickets to actually be enforced, so the technical language wasn’t right, so they weren’t enforceable.

Since March, the DDA has designated 150 parking spaces in the downtown area for 15-minute carryout parking.Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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