Parking commission seeks clear signage
Published 6:28 pm, Monday, July 13, 2015
Members of the New Canaan Parking Commission want the town to invest in ample and clearer signage outlining parking restrictions and directing drivers to available lots on Morse Court, Locust Avenue and around the downtown.
“How would I know there is parking in the Morse Court and Park Street lot without the signs?” commission Chairman Keith Richey said.
Beyond directional signage and signs identifying each lot by name, the commission wants the town to put up signs at the town’s electronic parking kiosks with instructions on how to use them, Richey said.
More signs informing parkers of what the enforcement hours in lots are would also be welcome, Richey said, with a common complaint being current signs don’t inform drivers parking is free Sundays and holidays.
“It is (the signage) pretty terrible,” Commissioner Stuart Stringfellow said.
Richey said he would try to get the support of First Selectman Rob Mallozzi to prioritize funds for more signs downtown this year if possible; predicting the cost would be only a few thousand dollars.