LA to install food pickup parking zones
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.
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"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.
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