Effective November 1st, Frisco will be enforcing the long time rule that limits how long you can park your car on Main Street. Happily, they aren’t going to the extent that Breckenridge has gone to to keep skiers from parking on Main Street all day long, at least not yet. However, the Frisco Main Street parking change could still impact your wallet.
3 Hour Parking Limit
Main Street, between 7th and Madison, which is essentially from Summit Blvd to the Post Office, has a maximum of three hour parking. The new limit will be enforced by the town of Frisco seven days a week between 8am and 5pm. Signs have been up for years stating parking was limited to two or three hours but the law was never enforced, and everyone knew it. That has changed. Now, if you park in the same spot on Main Street for longer than three hours, you may receive a ticket.
Tickets may be Issued
According to the town, tickets will be issued seven days a week between 8am and 5pm to those that do not obey the three hour parking limit. It is ultimately your decision if you choose to test them if you go over the three hour max, but I will be parking on the side streets or other available lots rather than risk a ticket.
Overnight parking has always been prohibited on most streets in Summit County. It’s just unrealistic to expect snow plows to be able to plow the roads overnight when cars are parking along the side. There are a few locations around Frisco, Breckenridge and other towns that allow overnight parking. Overnight parking is hard to come by and camping or sleeping in cars is never okay in those lots.
Hopefully this small Frisco Main Street parking change will eliminate the parking concerns the Main Street businesses have and, therefore, no further action will be necessary. My assumption is if this doesn’t solve the problem, they may consider taking it a step further. I certainly don’t want them to follow Breckenridge’s lead and install parking meters.
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