City officials are giving the gift of time this holiday season by increasing the amount of hours that shoppers can leave a car in a lot in downtown Menlo Park.
Most parking lots limit drivers to two hours; but as of Monday you can leave your car there for three.
The change in time restrictions is the result of partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and the Menlo Park Police Department; both entities hope this will promote shopping at local retailers.
The one lot that is an exception to this temporary rule is the one by Draeger's; the posted hours there will remain in effect.
Red zones, loading zones, and on-street parking rules will not change. These holiday parking hours will end on Monday January 7, 2013.
Time restrictions are not enforced on Saturdays or Sundays.
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