LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Department of Transportation plans to install temporary food pick-up parking zone signs near approved restaurants, as the food industry has had to pivot to pick-up and delivery service only during the COVID-19 outbreak.
"The new program is designed to help restaurants by providing additional short-term parking options as they seek to accommodate the increased demand for food pick-up,'' according to the LADOT, which is supplying and installing the signs free of charge near approved restaurants.
The announcement was made by Mayor Eric Garcetti during a press conference Thursday afternoon.
The signs, which will designate a single parking spot for customers to use for 10 minutes, will be installed within two-business days of the application being approved.
"LADOT continues to adjust operations to assist residents and businesses to comply with social distancing requirements to limit the spread of the novel Coronavirus,'' according to a department statement. "These include relaxed parking restrictions, deferred payment deadlines for citations, online
hearing and permitting procedures, and changes to levels of service on transit lines.''
Restaurants can apply for a sign on the department's website: ladot.lacity.org/pickupzone.