City Restricts Summer Oceanfront RV Parking

The city council in Carlsbad, Calif., voted unanimously on Tuesday
(March 8) to prohibit RVs and other oversized vehicles from parking on a
stretch of Carlsbad Boulevard along the oceanfront during the summer.


The ban will prohibit vehicles more than 22 feet long, 7 feet high or
7 feet wide from parking along a 2 -1/2 mile strip of Carlsbad
Boulevard from Redwood Avenue to Cherry Avenue and will be in effect
from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the San Diego Union Tribune reported.


Some residents at the meeting argued the ban would encourage RVs to park on residential streets nearby.


City councilors said they were responding to perennial complaints
from summer beach visitors that RVs park in the morning and occupy
spaces for the rest of the day. Councilors said there was plenty of
alternate parking for RVs farther south. Carlsbad has about six miles of
coastline total.


“We’re not taking away all RV parking, just etching out a couple blocks for other visitors,” said councilman Keith Blackburn.


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