Planners call Lake Tahoe parking shortage a big problem

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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, the Sierra Sun newspaper reported last week ( ) that other areas have more than 6,000 visitors per parking spot.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency published a draft last month of its transportation plan through 2035. While the area is home to only 55,000 full-time residents, about 10 million vehicles visited last year.

Future plans call for a water ferry service linking the north and south shores as well as new bus systems that would boost transit frequency from 60-minute to 30-minute intervals.


Information from: Sierra Sun.

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