While the idea of paying for parking in Saratoga probably doesn’t sound appealing, it may be a way to handle the ongoing parking problem, according to an advisory committee appointed to deal with this exact issue.
How Will Paid Parking Help?
Mayor Joanne Yepsen put together a parking task force in January to look into long-term parking management, and paid parking is among the suggestions being discussed.
Are There Other Options?
Between parking garages and decks, parking lots, and street parking, there are roughly 2,600 public parking spaces in the city; this is not including private parking, of which there are 4,250 spaces. And yet, parking has unarguably been a problem in Saratoga Springs for decades, particularly during the tourism season.
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