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Metered parking starts Tuesday March 11

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Metered parking starts Tuesday March 11


The City of Pismo Beach has installed parking meters at the pier parking lot and along surrounding streets. The lot on Addie Road is still free, but this will, no doubt, create even more traffic flow problems for the downtown area already suffering from congested streets during peak travel times.

Those wanting to to take the Hwy 1 rural route should take the Five Cities Drive or 4th Street exit and take 4th Street to Grand Ave, make a right into the left lane and turn left at Dolliver/Hwy 1 just over the railroad tracks to avoid downtown Pismo.

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1. Re: Metered parking starts Tuesday March 11

I stayed in Pismo Beach at the Ocean Breeze motel at the beginning of May. The parking at the motel was abundant and free. I was amazed at the Pay Stations in downtown Pismo. A dollar an hour to park in the Pier parking lot and on Pomeroy and Cypress. And, the pay stations accepted Visa. The Ocean Breeze was an older motel but it had a very good proximity to the Pier and Brad's Restaurant, etc.

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2. Re: Metered parking starts Tuesday March 11

Ouch--that news hurts! I was raised in Pismo Beach and lived there for over 20 yrs. and very fondly remember being able to park within a short walking distance of the pier or the stairs down to the beach with no charge for the entire day. I guess the City needs the money like so many others.

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