Lynchburg City Council reviews loading zone pilot program for downtown Lynchburg

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April 25, 2019

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Plans for a loading zone pilot program on Main Street are delayed after city council asked staff to update language associated with code changes for the program.

In a Tuesday night meeting, Deputy City Manager Reid Wodicka presented staff recommendations for a program that would change the way drivers use loading zones, make it illegal for vehicles to park in the street and increase fines associated with these violations.

The recommendations come after city council directed staff to review effective use of loading zones in the fall after approving the Downtown 2040 Master Plan, which includes a recommendation for implementing two-way traffic on Main and Church streets. Before the city moves to two-way traffic, council members said they needed proof downtown visitors and businesses could use loading zones effectively.