3-hour parking area expanded downtown, pedestrians reminded to use crosswalks

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Even though June 20 marks the “official” start of summer, this weekend has historically kicked off our summer season here in Jackson, marked by Old West Days. As the summer crowds begin to roll in the Town of Jackson wants to share a few reminders for both our locals and visitors. The Town has extended the area of the 3-hour downtown parking. A section of Broadway between Willow Street and Jean Street has been added to the existing 3-hour parking limitation. This 3-hour parking is applicable in the downtown core, and outlying commercial areas such as Pearl Avenue and Miller Park. Additionally, the Town’s new electric vehicle is equipped with license plate recognition software for monitoring this downtown core. The Town Public Works Department will continue to utilize bright yellow-green pedestrian-crossing signs at critical crossing points alerting drivers of pedestrians. In addition, breakaway signs will be placed in the middle of selected intersections and the Town has placed bright crossing flags at crosswalks in the downtown area. They ask that all pedestrians cross the street within a crosswalk. It is illegal for motorists NOT to stop for pedestrians who are in a crosswalk. It is free to park along most public streets within the Town of Jackson for up to 72 hours at a time during summer months, though in certain areas time-restrictions do apply. "This is a weekend of traffic, children, horses, bicyclists, people, events, and fun. Give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Look out for children who maybe aren’t thinking about cars and streets. And safely enjoy the festivities of Old West Days!" said the Town of Jackson in a release. #buckrail #news