New Brockway area parking restrictions now in effect
May 03, 2016
New parking restrictions near North Lake Tahoe’s Speedboat Beach are now in effect, aimed at reducing traffic congestion issues on neighboring roadways to the popular beach.
The Placer County Board of Supervisors April 19 approved the new parking restrictions and increasing fine amounts for illegal parking from $25 to $100 in response to resident concerns about parking issues and traffic congestion. The board also approved a designated loading and unloading area on Harbor Avenue near the main public access point to the beach, providing convenient access without impeding traffic.
Enforcement of the new restrictions will begin immediately. New roadside signs and striping indicating the restrictions and the loading and unloading zone are expected to be in place by June 1. Temporary signs will remain in place until all permanent signs have been installed. The new restrictions are applicable between May 2 and Oct. 31 annually. No roadside parking is allowed during the winter months (between Nov. 1 and May 1) to allow for snow removal.
“With winter parking restrictions ending May 1, we want to make sure we’re getting the word out right away about the new restrictions and fines so there are no surprises when enforcement begins,” said Peter Kraatz, Placer County assistant director of public works and facilities.
The county continues to encourage visitors to use public transit and carpooling to access Speedboat Beach and walk or bike whenever possible, with parking still expected to be limited during the summer months.