Overnight parking: 28,700 tickets issued between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. this summer

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The months of May, June, July and August were lucrative for the city, thanks to new (and, some say, confusing) rules allowing overnight parking at nearly 3,000 parking meters downtown.

Within the area on the map below, the city generated $1,064,000 from tickets issued between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., as outlined in this week's cover story, "Feed Me."

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I’m imagining a great city in which parking meters post clear and simple directions so as to minimize the number of people receiving tickets.  It’s a city in which the police don’t hand out traffic citations for petty technical infractions, the parking patrollers don’t ticket vehicles after the street sweepers have already passed through, and the photo radar and red light cameras and the officers validating them don’t indiscriminately harvest drivers caught in less-than-clear violations.  More importantly, I’m imagining that parking regulations encourage visitors to visit, while dealing with limited parking availability – fairly.  I’m also imagining that diminishing law enforcement resources are shifted back to crime prevention and solving, genuine safety improvement, and community building.    Maybe then the citizens would stop believing what city officials continue to ignore or deny: that law enforcement in Denver has become less about serving its community and building trust, and more about generating revenue.     Maybe then Denver would be more inviting to prospective employers.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Denver must repay that $1,064,000 extorted from parkers with misleading signs, and it should also pay them triple that amount in punitive damages.


Sweet Jesus, I love that!  Thank you, thank you, downtown parking officers!

But I think you can do better, especially with the Holidays coming up and all of those downtown Holiday parties.

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Love the post, Dave. We're going to make it an upcoming Comment of the Day. Congrats.

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