Hillcrest Introduces Trolley to Ease Parking

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    A San Diego neighborhood has introduced a trolley to its streets to ease parking in the area.

    Hillcrest launched its free trolley today that will run from 6-10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

    Hillcrest Introduces Trolley to Ease Parking

    [DGO] Hillcrest Introduces Trolley to Ease Parking
    Hillcrest introduced a new way to ease parking in the popular dining neighborhood. (Published Friday, March 15, 2013)

    Residents and community leaders said they hope to ease parking problems in the area.

    “You figure people that are riding the trolley -- that's taking a car off the street, potentially -- and that's freeing up a parking space,” said Benjamin Verdugo with Uptown Community Parking District. “So more people that know about this, that ride the trolley [and] use other means of transportation besides their automobile, it's a good thing for Hillcrest.”

    The free trolley will run on University and Washington avenues from First Avenue to Normal Street.

    The group Park Hillcrest also launched a campaign for visitors to find parking online using their website. The site will show where there are metered spaces throughout the area.

    Uptown Community Parking District gets a percentage money from the meters it and the city gets a percentage, so it can pay for projects like this.

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