“Manitou Springs Parking Pays It Forward” beginning May 4th:
Revenues from paid parking in May will go to local businesses for COVID-19 protective measures.
As the coronavirus event continues, paid-parking in downtown Manitou Springs will resume as of 7:00 am on May 4th. All revenues will be donated for COVID-19 protection equipment for Manitou Springs businesses. This includes the City of Manitou Springs’ on-street parking and city-owned lots. The 100-400 blocks of Ruxton and Winter will remain Residential Parking only until further notice!
Colorado has phased from the “Stay at Home” to “Safer at Home” model and businesses are changing how they operate in response to the outbreak. As health officials continue to encourage “social distancing” — keeping away from other people — to slow the spread of the virus, businesses are doing their best to offer protection to their customers. Revenues from May parking rates will be important to assist their efforts to offer this protection.
Plans are to open the kiosks for payment options but the City is recommending customers use their parking mobile APP (Park Mobile) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by eliminating cashier and kiosk interactions. Regardless, kiosks will be cleaned at least 3 times per day to reduce the spread of the virus.
Manitou Springs parking operator, SP Plus, is still expected to have staff on site to address basic operational, safety and maintenance needs. The City is asking visitors and residents to continue to follow parking restrictions and signs on-street, in lots and respect the Residential Parking areas.
As a reminder:
We care about you!
DO THE FIVE
Help stop coronavirus
- HANDS Wash them often
- ELBOW Cough into it
- FACE Don’t touch it
- FEET Stay more than 6ft apart
- FEEL sick? Stay home