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Parking Problem in the Old Market

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Curt Casper

OMAHA (KPTM) – When looking for a parking spot, City Engineer Todd Phitzer says you need to be looking out for parking signs. Some drivers Fox 42 News spoke with say drivers need to pay extra close attention to parking sings in the old market.

One of the signs to watch out for is a no parking sign between the house of 11pm and 6 am on Farnam street near 12th street.

The city tells Fox 42 News they made this a restricted zone to help police better patrol the area. Without cars on the block it is harder for people to congregate and police can keep a better eye on gang activity.

Connor Jones has received two tickets in the old market. One was for parking illegally and the other was not putting enough change in the meter. He feels there needs to be more parking signs to help drivers avoid parking tickets.

"Signs on the meters would be nice, even a larger sign that is equivalent to a stop sign would be nice, a different color to get my attention, anything would be better than a six by six sign."

But Phitzer too many signs would be too much clutter and could be expensive.

"So you have to find a balance where you have enough for people to see but not so many of them that it makes our street look really inhospitable and cluttered," he said.

Phitzer urges people to check the surrounding areas for parking signs before assuming it is safe to park.

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