OLD TOWN DROP & LOAD ZONES - SPRING 2020

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GOAL: To reduce traffic congestion and double parking on and around Main Street, and improve safety and access.

PROGRAM UPDATE: City Council continues to strive to increase safety, reduce congestion and promote transit, all while maintaining equal to or better access to Main Street businesses.

After significant evaluation and stakeholder input, the Drop, Load, and Staging program is being updated to operate more efficiently.

Beginning March 6 at 5 p.m.:

  • Previous distinct & paid DLS zones along the east side of Main Street will be consolidated into one large permitted zone from 350 Main Street to the Museum (approximately 30 parking spaces).
  • The paid DLS zone on the east side of lower Main Street, from 7th Street down five parking spaces, will remain.
  • All paid DLS zones will remain as free to everyone 15-minute parking before 5:00 p.m.
  • Free DLS zones will remain on Swede Alley, in Bob Wells Plaza, in the Brew Pub Lot, and on 9th Street.
  • Four spaces of free, 15-minute parking will remain (24 hours) at the following locations:
    • Courchevel (2 parking spaces on Heber Avenue)
    • Grappa (2 parking spaces on Upper Main Street)


PAID DLS PERMIT AREAS: All For-Hire/Ground Transportation vehicles (including taxis, rideshares, and lodging shuttles, etc.) wishing to drop off and pick up on Main Street between the hours of 5:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m., must have a paid Drop, Load & Staging permit (DLS permit). Zones are identified with signage and painted curbs when weather permits. Each zone can accommodate approximately 2-3 vehicles at a time. Before 5:00 p.m., the zones will be available for 15 minute parking for all users, no permit required. From 5:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m., the zones will be drop and load only unless otherwise marked for staging. All vehicles using the premium curbside space during these hours will be required to have a DLS Parking Permit issued by the City.


LOCATIONS: The drop and load locations on Main Street are:

FREE AREAS: Free drop, load and staging zones will be available for ground transportation vehicles on Swede Alley and lower Main Street; these zones do not require a parking permit. Oversized vehicles will be prohibited on Main Street without a special use parking permit.


FREE DLS LOCATIONS: Free drop and load zones include:

1. Swede Alley - Bob Wells Plaza south of 5th Street - no staging allowed.

2. 9th Street Turnaround*

3. Brew Pub Parking Lot

4.Swede Alley - parallel parking in front of KPCW* (oversized vehicles; 22,000 lbs./35’ park here)

*Staging is allowed in these zones after 10:00 p.m.


HOW TO PURCHASE A PERMIT:

Permits can be purchased in person or via email.

Email: Please find an electronic application form linked here and email to Parking_permits@parkcity.org(External link). Parking staff will contact you to provide payment and will mail your permit(s).

In person: Bring a copy of your current business license to Park City Public Works (1053 Iron Horse Drive), and a copy of your insurance certificate(s) that includes vehicle VIN number(s). Pay the per vehicle fee ($200 annually). You will receive a DLS permit for your vehicle(s) to utilize the Main Street drop and load zones.

A For-Hire/Ground Transportation or equivalent license is required to purchase a permit. The following will suffice:

1. Park City Municipal For-Hire Ground Transportation License

2. A ground transportation license from another jurisdiction that has similar requirements

3. A contract with a TNC company

4. A hotel or similar organization with an existing business license


QUESTIONS & FEEDBACK: The City will continuously evaluate the program’s effectiveness and solicit input from stakeholders. Constructive feedback is encouraged and welcome in the Q&A section below.


GOAL: To reduce traffic congestion and double parking on and around Main Street, and improve safety and access.

PROGRAM UPDATE: City Council continues to strive to increase safety, reduce congestion and promote transit, all while maintaining equal to or better access to Main Street businesses.

After significant evaluation and stakeholder input, the Drop, Load, and Staging program is being updated to operate more efficiently.

Beginning March 6 at 5 p.m.:

  • Previous distinct & paid DLS zones along the east side of Main Street will be consolidated into one large permitted zone from 350 Main Street to the Museum (approximately 30 parking spaces).
  • The paid DLS zone on the east side of lower Main Street, from 7th Street down five parking spaces, will remain.
  • All paid DLS zones will remain as free to everyone 15-minute parking before 5:00 p.m.
  • Free DLS zones will remain on Swede Alley, in Bob Wells Plaza, in the Brew Pub Lot, and on 9th Street.
  • Four spaces of free, 15-minute parking will remain (24 hours) at the following locations:
    • Courchevel (2 parking spaces on Heber Avenue)
    • Grappa (2 parking spaces on Upper Main Street)


PAID DLS PERMIT AREAS: All For-Hire/Ground Transportation vehicles (including taxis, rideshares, and lodging shuttles, etc.) wishing to drop off and pick up on Main Street between the hours of 5:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m., must have a paid Drop, Load & Staging permit (DLS permit). Zones are identified with signage and painted curbs when weather permits. Each zone can accommodate approximately 2-3 vehicles at a time. Before 5:00 p.m., the zones will be available for 15 minute parking for all users, no permit required. From 5:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m., the zones will be drop and load only unless otherwise marked for staging. All vehicles using the premium curbside space during these hours will be required to have a DLS Parking Permit issued by the City.


LOCATIONS: The drop and load locations on Main Street are:

FREE AREAS: Free drop, load and staging zones will be available for ground transportation vehicles on Swede Alley and lower Main Street; these zones do not require a parking permit. Oversized vehicles will be prohibited on Main Street without a special use parking permit.


FREE DLS LOCATIONS: Free drop and load zones include:

1. Swede Alley - Bob Wells Plaza south of 5th Street - no staging allowed.

2. 9th Street Turnaround*

3. Brew Pub Parking Lot

4.Swede Alley - parallel parking in front of KPCW* (oversized vehicles; 22,000 lbs./35’ park here)

*Staging is allowed in these zones after 10:00 p.m.


HOW TO PURCHASE A PERMIT:

Permits can be purchased in person or via email.

Email: Please find an electronic application form linked here and email to Parking_permits@parkcity.org(External link). Parking staff will contact you to provide payment and will mail your permit(s).

In person: Bring a copy of your current business license to Park City Public Works (1053 Iron Horse Drive), and a copy of your insurance certificate(s) that includes vehicle VIN number(s). Pay the per vehicle fee ($200 annually). You will receive a DLS permit for your vehicle(s) to utilize the Main Street drop and load zones.

A For-Hire/Ground Transportation or equivalent license is required to purchase a permit. The following will suffice:

1. Park City Municipal For-Hire Ground Transportation License

2. A ground transportation license from another jurisdiction that has similar requirements

3. A contract with a TNC company

4. A hotel or similar organization with an existing business license


QUESTIONS & FEEDBACK: The City will continuously evaluate the program’s effectiveness and solicit input from stakeholders. Constructive feedback is encouraged and welcome in the Q&A section below.


We encourage and welcome your questions and suggestions for the Old Town Drop and Load Zones. Your feedback is important and appreciated. To submit your question or comment, please follow the prompts to register with the site. As an alternative, questions and comments may also be directed to Alexis Verson, alexis.verson@parkcity.org 435.615.5317 (o), 385.270.2465 (c)

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    If I use 2 vehicles to uber with and my wife drives also do we need to buy for permits

    Uber driver Asked 6 months ago

    DLS hang tags are interchangeable between vehicles, as long as all VIN numbers are provided at time of purchase. You must display a DLS hang tag in the vehicle to utilize the Main Street drop and load zones. Based on your explanation, it sounds like you only drive two vehicles at a time, so you may only need to purchase two DLS tags.


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    Why are there no DLS zones on the west side of Main? I've stopped in the proper DLS zones and had to call my passengers to the East side of the road. I feel like this places the public at risk of getting struck by a vehicle. I've witnessed several close calls. Can we please get a few zones on the west side. Thank you.

    Michaelamckee13 Asked 6 months ago

    The placement of DLS zones on the east side was intentional to help facilitate traffic flow northbound (down) out of Old Town. Staff is currently assessing DLS utilization and need, and you will likely see some changes to the program and drop and load locations in the future. In addition to possibly adding some west side locations, staff is looking at better marked pedestrian crossings too.


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    Are there special permits for ride share drivers? How much? Thanks

    D. Morgan Asked 7 months ago

    Permits can be purchased in person or via email.

    Email: Please find an electronic application form linked here and email to Parking_permits@parkcity.org(External link). Parking staff will contact you to provide payment and will mail your permit(s).

    In person: Bring a copy of your current business license to Park City Public Works (1053 Iron Horse Drive), and a copy of your insurance certificate(s) that includes vehicle VIN number(s). Pay the per vehicle fee ($200 annually). You will receive a DLS permit for your vehicle(s) to utilize the Main Street drop and load zones. 

    A For-Hire/Ground Transportation or equivalent license is required to purchase a permit. The following will suffice:

    1. Park City Municipal For-Hire Ground Transportation License

    2. A ground transportation license from another jurisdiction that has similar requirements

    3. A contract with a TNC company

    4. A hotel or similar organization with an existing business license


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    A posted response to a question here contradicts what you state on your FAQ page. On the FAQ page you state "If there are available parking spaces outside these zones, can I pull in there? Yes, the current parking enforcement best practice is a short drop and load allowance. Anyone in a paid parking spot for more than a few minutes can expect a parking ticket." Yet on here you stated: "you are not permitted to pick up or drop off on Main Street without a DLS permit. If you do, you risk getting...a parking ticket for picking up in a paid parking stall if you did not pay for parking." So, which is it? Also, what is the city ordinance(s) governing this, so that I can review the actual law? Thanks.

    meesterneeks Asked 7 months ago

    Thanks for reaching out. Sorry for any confusion. We are leaving enforcement up to the discretion of Police and Parking staff. Our intent is to stop double parking on Main Street, so if that means there is space to pull curbside outside of a zone, then we will likely allow it. If it is during a peak time of day, and that parking is in high demand, then drivers may be asked to move along or could receive a parking ticket for staging in an unauthorized zone. Park City Municipal Code 9-5-3 discusses parking permit types; Code 9-5-9 includes parking signage, Code 9-5-10 covers violations of the parking code. Double parking is considered a moving violation and tickets can be issued per state (12.56.420)and local code. Ultimately we want to work with those interested in helping the city meet their congestion and safety goals and who opt into the program; the intent is not to punish permit holders.


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    I’m a LYFT driver and I bought DLS permit. I think it was the best waste of money I ever made. First of all, it’s almost impossible for me to make pick up or drop off of a passenger in the designated DLS areas, because the taxi are staging there with hours, probably sleeping in the cars, waiting for riders. Second, there are many cars without DLS permit parked in the DLS areas with hours and very rarely they get parking violence ticket. Even if they get ticket, how is that helping me to pick up or drop off my passengers? You need to start towing them ASAP when they are parked in the DLS zones. And, if you want to make money, next time invent something smarter, because this is not fair and the traffic on Main is even worse now with these new rules.

    Marjan Asked 7 months ago

    Sorry for your frustration. DLS permit holders are allowed to stage at the Post Office location, so you may see taxis and other drivers waiting there. We are staffing the other drop and load locations with people during peak times to tell drivers to move along, so sleeping in cars is likely not happening. Enforcement will be much stronger after Sundance, we wanted to give drivers time to learn the program before issuing many tickets.


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    I live close to Park City , I have a Toyota Highlander 4WD LEATHER LOADED. Snow tires on all & my Jetta snow tires all the way around. I'd like to assist others with a safe fun professional service. How much for the pass ? Where can I buy one? Respectfully yours. Robert May. No Utah- ( platinum pro) over 1800 rides & 4.97 rating. % 92 accept rate % cancel rate. I give awesome service every customer every time. 801-917-0044

    Robert May Asked 7 months ago

    Hi Robert, the permit is $200. Permits can be purchased in person or via email.

    Email: Please find an electronic application form linked here and email to Parking_permits@parkcity.org(External link). Parking staff will contact you to provide payment and will mail your permit(s).

    In person: Bring a copy of your current business license to Park City Public Works (1053 Iron Horse Drive), and a copy of your insurance certificate(s) that includes vehicle VIN number(s). Pay the per vehicle fee ($200 annually). You will receive a DLS permit for your vehicle(s) to utilize the Main Street drop and load zones. 

    A For-Hire/Ground Transportation or equivalent license is required to purchase a permit. The following will suffice:

    1. Park City Municipal For-Hire Ground Transportation License

    2. A ground transportation license from another jurisdiction that has similar requirements

    3. A contract with a TNC company

    4. A hotel or similar organization with an existing business license

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    Price for permit, times and where to pickup permit from Park City for Lyft???

    Bob Tackleberry Asked 7 months ago

    Permits can be purchased in person or via email.

    Email: Please find an electronic application form linked here and email to Parking_permits@parkcity.org(External link). Parking staff will contact you to provide payment and will mail your permit(s).

    In person: Bring a copy of your current business license to Park City Public Works (1053 Iron Horse Drive), and a copy of your insurance certificate(s) that includes vehicle VIN number(s). Pay the per vehicle fee ($200 annually). You will receive a DLS permit for your vehicle(s) to utilize the Main Street drop and load zones. 

    A For-Hire/Ground Transportation or equivalent license is required to purchase a permit. The following will suffice:

    1. Park City Municipal For-Hire Ground Transportation License

    2. A ground transportation license from another jurisdiction that has similar requirements

    3. A contract with a TNC company

    4. A hotel or similar organization with an existing business license


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    I need to buy a DLS permit, how do I do that?

    Adam Benitez Asked 7 months ago

    Permits can be purchased in person or via email.

    Email: Please find an electronic application form linked here and email to Parking_permits@parkcity.org(External link). Parking staff will contact you to provide payment and will mail your permit(s).

    In person: Bring a copy of your current business license to Park City Public Works (1053 Iron Horse Drive), and a copy of your insurance certificate(s) that includes vehicle VIN number(s). Pay the per vehicle fee ($200 annually). You will receive a DLS permit for your vehicle(s) to utilize the Main Street drop and load zones. 

    A For-Hire/Ground Transportation or equivalent license is required to purchase a permit. The following will suffice:

    1. Park City Municipal For-Hire Ground Transportation License

    2. A ground transportation license from another jurisdiction that has similar requirements

    3. A contract with a TNC company

    4. A hotel or similar organization with an existing business license


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    To: Alexis Verson I don't intend to get a parking permit, I'm a Lyft driver, I read in depth about this permit and I thought I couldn't pick up directly on main street without a permit. The Lyft message says Park City is now requiring a permit to pick up or drop off passengers on Main Street between 5 pm and midnight. No need to purchase a permit if you avoid this area. (Then offers more info if you click somewhere on the app) NOTE: this will not apply during Sundance (If Lyft should rewright that statement please let them and me know) Does these mean I can pick up passengers on main street from midnight to 5 pm? I don't think I can do this. I thought I could do these things without a permit Passenger staging any hr at Bob Wells Plaza And Passenger staging from 10 pm to 5 pm at 9th street turn around Swede parallel parking Brewpub lot From Ben Gauthier

    Asked 7 months ago

    It is correct that you are not permitted to pick up or drop off on Main Street without a DLS permit. If you do, you risk getting a moving violation if you double park in the street, or a parking ticket for picking up in a DLS zone without a permit, or picking up in a paid parking stall if you did not pay for parking. You can use the free drop, load, and staging areas you mentioned to pick up and drop off without a permit. The DLS permit program does not apply during Sundance.


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    On the main webpage it states "permit is not valid during major events". This means no DSL permit required during those events? I assume Sundance would qualify. Probably to late to ask, but does NYE (tonight) qualify as well? Will there be a list of these major events where no permit is required?

    Driver Mark Asked 8 months ago

    The DLS program will not be utilized during Sundance, as all of Main Street becomes a drop and load-only zone during the festival. The City is considering other incentives for permit holders during the Festival, and will provide that info as it becomes available. Staff is currently evaluating the program to determine what other, if any, major events will temporarily alter the DLS permit program. Thank you.