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Vail to discuss parking strategies

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – A series of public parking discussions will be taking place during the Sept. 21 evening meeting of the Vail Town Council. The topics include a review of recommendations for Vail’s winter parking rates and policies for the 2010-11 season, a presentation on long-term strategies to address the town’s current 400-space shortfall and a discussion on a plan for partial ownership of the South Frontage Road by the town. The items are listed fourth, fifth and sixth on the meeting agenda with opportunities for public comment.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers, 75 S. Frontage Road.

The winter parking plan currently under consideration includes: extending the 90-minute free parking period to 2 hours to be offset by a $3 after 3 p.m. fee; allowing free entry after 3 p.m. for all parking pass holders; using the same rate structure for all levels of the parking structures; calculating the discount of a value card based on a percentage of the drive-up rate; seven-day-a-week parking on the North Frontage Road in West Vail if it can be secured; and allowing a mix of day spaces and three-hour spaces at the outlying trailheads.

To review a complete list of the winter parking recommendations, as well as proposed long-term parking strategies, including use of the frontage road, visit the town’s website at Public comments may be made in advance of the meeting by e-mailing the Town Council at or calling the Town Council’s voice mail at 479-1860, ext. 8.

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