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Changes approved in downtown Cedar Falls parking

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) – The City of Cedar Falls approved the first two phases of downtown parking changes on June 17th of this year.

Phase 1 will include new parking regulations which allow for several options for the city. These options include allowing overnight parking on streets close to Main St. (ex. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Streets on either sides of Main St.), more on-street parking on State St. south of 2nd St. and angled parking on 2nd Street north of Overman Park.

Free on-street parking with choices of 2, 3, and 24 hours, 15 minute drop-off/pick-up zones through the downtown area, and enforcement time changes to Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Phase 1 parking signs will be implemented during the week of July 8th, 2019.

“Adoption and implementation of the parking study recommendations will transform the downtown parking program into a model program that is balanced and offers choices and options for downtown patrons, employees, and residents,” said Terra Ray, Engineer Technician II at the city of Cedar Falls

Phase 2 will have updated options for off street paid parking. Free on street parking will continue to be available in the downtown area. This update will be in effect beginning fall of this year.

The City of Cedar Falls also wants to remind you that the MET Transit shuttle has begun earlier this month. This is a free service which has a 15-minute loop from downtown Cedar Falls to Gateway Park parking lot. The shuttle runs Thursday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. The shuttle can be followed on their website at www.mettransit.org/realtime.

For more information, head to www.cedarfalls.com.

KWWL Staff

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