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Recieved this the other day:


Dear Business Owner / Proprieter

Please be advised that beginning May 1st 2013 the City of Beacon Police dept will be enforcing the two (2) hour parking ordinance on Main Street on a regular basis. This will be done to ensure that our visitors and patrons have a positive experience while doing business in the City of Beacon.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office


Douglas Solomon

Chief of Police

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Comment by Marie on April 22, 2013 at 12:41pm

I would like to see Beacon follow suit with some neighboring cities. The citizens would benefit greatly from this. It has been done successfully and I believe it could be done here. Consider administering parking stickers to those employed by or owning businesses located on Main Street. Not all the businesses have their own parking lot, and employees/ers cannot be moving their vehicles every two hours. Consider waitstaff as a prime example. Thoughts? 

Comment by Matt Clifton on April 12, 2013 at 2:53pm

Can you still get a city parking permit to override this? I'm not clear from the form, but is it intended for ONE of the listed streets only? (ie, basically if you live on a street and need constant parking access). Or does it apply to all areas?


Comment by Ben Royce on April 12, 2013 at 1:09pm

When my kids go to your dojo we park on South Brett.

I guess the side streets are going to fill up now.

Comment by Mark Roland on April 12, 2013 at 8:46am

Another great option is to use a bicycle for shopping and other errands. Toward that end, Beacon will be getting markings on Main Street this month called Shared Lane Markings (aka sharrows), which help bicyclists position themselves safely in lanes too narrow for a motor vehicle and a bicycle to comfortably travel side by side within the same traffic lane. They also alert motor vehicle drivers to the potential presence of bicyclists, and the lateral position bicyclists are likely to occupy on the street.

To learn more about the sharrows, as well as how to choose and operate a bicycle for transportation, please join me at the Beacon Community Resource Center for Bike Beacon's The Bicycle For Transportation class, this Wednesday, April 17. All are welcome!

Comment by Anna West on April 11, 2013 at 8:28pm

Yeah, YAHOOO!!!  About time.   It is amazing how many business owners/employees take up Main Street parking spaces. They seem to be oblivious to the connection -parking equals sales.  Just sayin'.

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