City of Bishop: Parking Update

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Downtown Bishop Parking Update

City of Bishop Department of Public Works staff is installing new parking control signs in downtown Bishop. The new signs are being installed to implement the update of parking in downtown that was finalized last summer. The update also includes parking changes at the city parking lot on Sierra Street.

Parking was updated to better serve customers and visitors in the very center of downtown Bishop and to address issues at the city parking lot on Sierra Street. In downtown, the changes mostly affect streets one block either side of Main Street between Lagoon Street and Elm Street. Changes here include changing 2 hour parking to 3 hour parking, changing 24 minute parking to 30 minute parking, and increasing parking spaces designated to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

At the Sierra Street parking lot, Americans with Disabilities Act spaces were created, as required by law, while the rest of the lot was converted to areas of permit parking and areas of no parking during the period from 2 am to 6 am. Permits for long term parking in this lot can be obtained from the Bishop Police Department.

Although the new parking controls should be followed as soon as the new signs are installed at a particular location, enforcement by the Bishop Police Department may include a grace period and warnings prior to issuing citations while drivers become accustomed to the new parking controls.

For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at publicworks@cityofbishop.com or 760-873-8458.

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