Wilmington police Lt. Ed Pigford said that block, which stretches between Dock and Princess streets, was designated by the city as a taxi stand in part so that late-night bar patrons don’t drive home or wander into the poorly lit areas outside the downtown district in search of a cab. Parking is now prohibited in that block from midnight to 3 a.m., seven days a week.
“The objective is to create a location where people can wait for taxi services,” Pigford said. “That’s why we issue the citations, because we’re trying to get the word out: Don’t park here.”
Parking signs are slated for the block between Market and Dock streets, but many have already been posted in the block between Market and Princess streets, Pigford said.
Date posted: September 16, 2010
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