If you were banking on parking near Fifth Avenue in the historic Gaslamp Quarter for a Friday night out, you may want to reconsider your plans. The City Council just passed a ban on curbside parking in the Gaslamp District on weekends.
Yep, on Friday and Saturday nights there will be no curbside parking allowed on Fifth Avenue between Broadway St. and Harbor Drive between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. Expect your car to get towed if you don't follow the signs, which will soon be posted. Beyond this restriction, there will also be no parking of oversized vehicles along San Diego streets.
The efforts are meant to improve traffic and provide a safer environment for pedestrians, taxis, police cars, emergency vehicles and bikers. The measure will be effective immediately for two years once the street signs have been posted.
What do you think? Is it a good idea to limit parking even further in the busy Gaslamp?