Claremont Insider: Parking Permits Considered

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Parking Permits Considered

The City of Claremont is considering instituting a parking-by-permit only program for six neighborhoods in town, according to the Daily Bulletin:

The program would establish residential areas where public street parking is prohibited or time-limited and where residents would be issued permits by the city to allow them to park, said Craig Bradshaw, city engineer.

The city is considering the permit program for six residential areas:

College Avenue in residential areas near the Claremont Colleges.

Baughman Avenue, south of Foothill Boulevard.

San Jose Avenue, north of BC Cafe Restaurant.

Oberlin and Cornell avenues, near the Village Expansion.

Via Santa Catarina, the northern-most street in Claraboya at the entrance to Johnson's Pasture.

Streets adjacent to Claremont High School.
The city continues to struggle with parking problems - problems that should be non-existent if you read all the traffic studies done for projects like the Village Expansion or the Base Line affordable housing project.

But, as we've written before, those studies aren't worth the paper they're written on and in the past have tended to be documents done by people hired to help get projects approved rather than impartial analyses of potential traffic impacts.