La Jolla Traffic and Transportation Board approves short-term parking additions

Photo Illustration by Daniel K. Lew and Ashley Mackin
Photo Illustration by Daniel K. Lew and Ashley Mackin
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Photo Illustration by Daniel K. Lew and Ashley Mackin

By Ashley Mackin

Do you know your curb colors?

On Jan. 24, the La Jolla Traffic and Transportation board held a meeting to discuss moving and adding painted curbs around La Jolla. Here are the rules for what curb colors designate what parking zones according to the City of San Diego.

Green:

Short-Term Time- Limit Parking Zones Parking is limited to the time period stenciled on the curb or posted on a sign. In most cases, the time limit is either 15 or 30 minutes. Short-term time limit parking zones are in effect 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays and City holidays excepted, unless otherwise posted.

• Ticket + Fees: $52.50

Red:

No Parking/No Stopping Zones A red curb means, “no stopping any time.” When signs are used in place of a red curb, the prohibition is in effect on the days and times specified on the sign. If any part of your vehicle extends into a red zone, you may be ticketed.

• Ticket + Fees: $77.50

White:

Passenger Loading Zones Vehicles are allowed to stop for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers. The time limit is three minutes, or 10 minutes in front of a hotel. Passenger loading zones are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless otherwise posted.

• Ticket + Fees: $52.50

Yellow:

Commercial Loading Zones Trucks and commercial vehicles are permitted to stop for 20 minutes to load or unload goods. Passenger vehicles may also stop for three minutes to load or unload passengers. Commercial loading zones are in effect between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sundays and City holidays excepted, unless otherwise posted.

• Ticket + Fees: $57.50

Blue:

Disabled Persons Parking Zones Vehicles displaying a ‘handicapped’ placard or license plate issued by the Department of Motorized Vehicles may park in this zone. With the designation, you can also park at green curbs or time-limit zones with no time limit and at metered parking spaces for free. Parking in the blue crosshatch area designated for wheelchair lifts is prohibited.

• Ticket + Fees: $452.50

Traffic and Transportation Board approves short-term parking additions

The La Jolla Traffic and Transportation (T&T) Board met on Jan. 24 to discuss proposals for some parking spots, a change of use for an office building, and potential amendments to the Land Development Code.

Four proposals

came before the board regarding curb painting and a change in parking time restrictions. The board unanimously approved two of these proposals.

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These parking spaces will lose the 15-minute designation, and will be re- designated in front of the new La Jolla Village Information Center. Ashley Mackin

The first was to remove the 15-minute designation on two of the four parking spaces in front of the Visitor Center at 7966 Herschel Ave., and “move them” to the new La Jolla Village Information Center at 1162 Prospect St. The two spaces on Herschel Avenue closest to Prospect Street will keep their 15-minute limitations.

The parallel parking spaces on Herschel will be converted to diagonal parking spaces and two 15-minute diagonal parking spaces will be created in front of the Prospect Street Information Center.

The second parking change proposal approved was for posting signs limiting all of Glenbrook Place and Glenbrook Lane to two-hour parking.

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