Planners call Lake Tahoe parking shortage a big problem

CNS News | 3/20/2017 | Staff
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TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Regional planners developing a comprehensive transportation blueprint for Lake Tahoe over the next two decades say the shortage of public parking spaces is a bigger problem than they thought.

While some parts of Tahoe's southern and western shores in California average one parking space for roughly every 800 visitors, other areas have more than 6,000 visitors per parking spot, the Sierra Sun newspaper reported (http://tinyurl.com/m6fwzms ).

Tahoe - Regional - Planning - Agency - Draft

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency published a draft last month of its plan for the lake through 2035. The agency's governing board intends to review the plan Wednesday before a 30-day comment period expires Friday.

Plans call for developing new bus transit systems around the lake as well as water ferry service linking the north and south shores. Officials hope to increase transit frequency from 60-minute to 30-minute intervals.

Area - Home - Residents - Vehicles - Year

The area is home to only 55,000 full-time residents, about 10 million vehicles visited last year.

The biggest shortage of public parking identified so far is around the northwest quarter of the lake from Sugar Pine Point on California State Route 89 to the Nevada state line on State Highway 28.

Ratio - Visitors

The ratio there is 6,441 visitors for...
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