Parking restrictions are coming to several streets in Redwood City’s Friendly Acres neighborhood — in part to reduce longterm parking by employees from nearby commercial areas.
At the Redwood City council meeting Tuesday, the council approved establishing a new Residential Permit Parking Area in the city, called Area B.
This will prohibit vehicles without a permit from parking for longer than two hours — weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. — on these streets:
- Second Avenue, Bay Road to Rolison Road
- Third Avenue, Bay Road to Page Street
- Fourth Avenue, Bay Road to Page Street
- Fifth Avenue, Bay Road to Rolison Road
- Bay Road, Second Avenue to Fifth Avenue
- Page Street, Second Avenue to Fifth Avenue
- Broadway, Second Avenue to Fifth Avenue
The new residential parking permit (RPP) area is Redwood City’s fourth since the program began in 1985 with the aim of cracking down on longterm parking. The city currently has three RPP areas: Area S surrounding Sequoia High School; Area C surrounding Sequoia Hospital, and Area A in the Stambaugh-Heller neighborhood southeast of downtown.
Late last year, the city received a petition from Avenue Two Apartments and the adjacent properties on Second Avenue calling for parking restrictions. A second petition submitted to the city in January 2018 came from residents within the area generally bordered by Second Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Broadway and Bay Road.
Implementation of new parking signs and the issuance of permits to neighborhood residents wil take about three to six months.
Police will issue warning citations to first- time violators who park longer than two hours without displaying a valid residential parking permit. Repeat violators will receive a citation.