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Who commands Wilmington police officers to write parking tickets in the tense early morning hours of weekends?

Brian Freskos
StarNews

In an effort to establish a designated taxi stand in downtown Wilmington, police are stepping up parking enforcement in the zero block of Front Street from midnight to 3 a.m.

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.

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