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Vail to review winter parking plan Tuesday

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Vail will review its parking plan for the upcoming winter at its Tuesday meeting. The plan calls for no changes in rates, with drive-up rates capped at $25 per day

VAIL — Vail's winter parking rates and associated policies will be presented for review by the Town Council at its evening meeting Tuesday. The action item is listed as 5.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.

Parking rates are recommended to be unchanged from the previous season which has included a mix of discounted pricing options for qualifying residents, employees and property owners within Vail and Eagle County as well as drive-up rates capped at $25 per day. The last increase for public parking fees occurred in 2008.

Paid parking in the Vail Village and Lionshead Village structures will coincide with the start of Vail Mountain's 2016-'17 ski and snowboard season, which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 18. Parking pass sales will begin on Oct. 31 and continue throughout the winter from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on the lower level of the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S Frontage Road. The parking program has included five discount pass types with pricing as low as $150, plus an incremental rate structure for value cards. For a listing of rates from last season, visit http://www.vailgov.com/parking.

Free Parking

Free parking programs from previous seasons are recommended to be continued, including free parking for up to two hours as well as free parking after 3 p.m. in the garages.

In addition, more than 400 free outlying public parking spaces with connections to bus service will be available. This includes 50 spaces on the North Frontage Road across from the West Vail Mall.

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To comment on the recommended winter parking program in advance of the meeting, email the Vail Town Council at town council@vailgov.com.