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Looking for parking in Saratoga? The city wants to help

Panel to hear results of study on Wednesday

One of the designs for new signage in Saratoga Springs. (Illustration provided)
One of the designs for new signage in Saratoga Springs. (Illustration provided)
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How do tourists find the new free parking options in Saratoga Springs? That’s one of the major questions that could be answered by a proposal from the Saratoga Springs Downtown Special Assessment District to update downtown signs, so they’re clear and fit the city’s historic feel. A presentation will be made on Wednesday to the city’s Design Review Commission to get the project off the ground. A rough sketch of the proposal will be made ...

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March 18, 2013
4:23 p.m.

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What's sad regardless of season is that there are next to no available parking spots for the disabled. I discussed this with a merchant just last week. If I'm not able to locate anything near my destination, I have to drive back to Sch'dy.

March 18, 2013
6:41 p.m.

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If one took the bus from Schenectady (only $1.50; you can't purchase the GAS for that!) you wouldn't need a parking space, whether disabled or not. Buses run hourly from early morning untii 9:35 northbound. I think the last southbound is about midnight.

Why worry if visitors can't find free lots? They'll pay, and residents (already supporting parking with their taxes) can get first dibs on the free spaces.