New parking restrictions under way in Bishop

News release

City of Bishop Department of Public Works staff is installing new parking control signs
in downtown Bishop. The new signs are being installed to implement the update of
parking in downtown that was finalized last summer. The update also includes parking changes at the city parking lot on Sierra Street.

Sierra Street parking lot

Parking was updated to better serve customers and visitors in the very center of
downtown Bishop and to address issues at the city parking lot on Sierra Street.

In downtown, the changes mostly affect streets one block either side of Main Street
between Lagoon Street and Elm Street. Changes here include changing 2 hour parking to 3 hour parking, changing 24 minute parking to 30 minute parking, and increasing parking spaces designated to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

At the Sierra Street parking lot, Americans with Disabilities Act spaces were created, as required by law, while the rest of the lot was converted to areas of permit parking and areas of no parking during the period from 2 am to 6 am. Permits for long term parking in this lot can be obtained from the Bishop Police Department.

Although the new parking controls should be followed as soon as
the new signs are installed at a particular location, enforcement by the Bishop Police
Department may include a grace period and warnings prior to issuing citations while
drivers become accustomed to the new parking controls.

For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at
[email protected] or 760-873-8458.


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5 Responses to New parking restrictions under way in Bishop

  1. Tom & Jerry December 6, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

    In the words of a former Bishop City Council Member, “Bishop doesn’t have a parking problem. Bishop has a walking problem.”

  2. knowthetruth December 5, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

    Did they do anything about Lagoon in front of Basin? That place is a disaster and people are toads! I don’t know how Dave handles all the idiots that park in his lot but trot off to get their bagels.

  3. Bishop Local December 5, 2017 at 9:51 am #

    I’m curious I saw the city employees pouring concrete and doing landscaping in the Brewery parking lot. Is that now a city parking lot?

  4. Roger December 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    Post all the signs you want as like most of the signs around Bishop they will be ignored. Case in point: No Parking In Alley Way At Any Time…this translates to park here. No overnight Parking actually means bring your motor home and camp for a week. More signs without enforcement will not change the parking problem.

    • Tinner December 5, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

      Roger, Roger.
      That’s the world we live in now.
      Part of me thinks the cops are too busy busting meth heads another part of me thinks they (the cops) feel they are above issuing parking tickets.
      Either way those who ignore those signs are the entitled, self centered and the self righteous so those signs are meant for somebody else, the little people in this world, not them.


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