Changes came Tuesday morning for drivers used to parking near the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. Many normally-available parking spots on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. were shut down by the city after a recent site assessment.
According to an announcement posted on the city site November 15, "The results ... have concluded that the only option available to ensure a safe stopping sight distance is to enforce no-parking along ... Sir Francis Drake Blvd."
Patch reader Lane Kasselman, a Marin resident who rides the ferry daily sent this note to us:
"Where are those 150 drivers supposed to park? The Marin Airporter parking lot doesn't have capacity for that volume + typical overflow of $4 parkers.
"Seems like that's another 150 cars that will be added to the freeway and a loss in ridership for the Ferry. Very shortsighted on the part of Larkspur. They could even make those parking spots metered and ferry riders would gladly pay."
Were you caught in the parking change today? What do you think of the spaces removal by the city? Is it shortsighted?
Says Kasselman, "The number of irate riders on the Ferry today is staggering."