Red meter bags now designate quick pickup parking spaces in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Need to quickly pick something up from a downtown shop but don’t want to pay for parking? Red meter bags now indicate which parking spaces in the downtown area are designated free, 15-minute curbside carryout spaces. The parking spaces were set aside in March by Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority as a way to help patrons and delivery drivers for restaurants and retailers pick up and drop off orders in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The new bags and signage are labeled with “no parking, 15-minute loading/unloading.”“This necessary change preserves spaces for the intended purpose of free, short-term parking, in support of the curbside carryout service many restaurants and retailers are relying on, and enables enforcement of the 15-minute parking limit,” said the city of Ann Arbor in its December newsletter. Previously, orange meter bags were used to designate the curbside parking spots.
Parking spot takeover PARK(ing) Day returns to Ann Arbor Friday
The PARK(ing) Day space on Main Street on Sept. 15, 2017 (Courtesy: Ann Arbor DDA)ANN ARBOR - PARK(ing) Day returns to the downtown area on Friday with several businesses taking part in the international initiative to transform metered parking spots into tiny public spaces. Here are some examples of PARK(ing) Day installations around the world:Here in Ann Arbor, installations, also known as "parklets," will be popping up downtown and will be within walking distance of each other. Sign up for our email newsletter hereThe Ann Arbor Art Center will also be hosting a family-friendly interactive art activity to kick off the event, which runs all day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Happy PARK(ing) Day! All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.