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    I was down town tonight and as I walked pass the Burger King on Main street, I seen 6 cars in a line and everyone had the yellow boot on them. It was along a street with no markings at all and I know people use to always park there. I seen 6 in a line and I know there are going to be some very unhappy people!!! The problem is, we use to always park anywhere but now that has all changed. I just wish they had better signs and a better system to have everything all marked so everyone can see there has been a BIG CHANGE. It really going to tick a lot of people off before everyone really knows what's going on. One of the boot # was in the 50's so I am sure they have ALOT of boots!!!
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    The way traffic is there, you can just go down the street, get out of car & shop & jump back in your car. By that time the traffic might have moved one car, lol. Downtown is going to be just a cruise ship town.

    Kent, we are determined to learn back roads. I'm thinking if 1B takes from airport to palm beach, then 2B has to follow the same basic only inland more, right?

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    rte 2 from noord ends downtown near the renaissance

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ar...6a8a3e89818c2f
    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    The way traffic is there, you can just go down the street, get out of car & shop & jump back in your car. By that time the traffic might have moved one car, lol. Downtown is going to be just a cruise ship town.

    Kent, we are determined to learn back roads. I'm thinking if 1B takes from airport to palm beach, then 2B has to follow the same basic only inland more, right?

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    Oh, geez, thanks, that is what we want to avoid. We figure if it's a cloudy day, we'll explore. Ok, have to make the Piņa Coladas & head for beach. Hubby is already there.

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    Here is a video from Dan/Nic44 how to avoid driving through downtown:

    http://bentpage.net/2014/08/07/aruba...driving-video/

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    When I say take the back roads, I am coming from Saveneta so I turn by the water plant and shoot thru the middle of the Island. I don't even get close to town unless I am picking up at the cruise ship. Then I don't have a choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
    I guess it's something to get used to. At least, there are two indicators to look for:

    1. The sign which points out that the yellow lines are for permits.
    2. The yellow lines on the parking lot which differs from all the white lines.

    I still wished that people would only get a ticket for wrong parking instead of a boot and a hefty fine.

    what is the situation for people with disabled parking permits? My wife who is still recovering and receiving chemo has a permit. I would like to know this info

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman View Post
    what is the situation for people with disabled parking permits? My wife who is still recovering and receiving chemo has a permit. I would like to know this info
    From the FAQ Aruparking website:

    Do people with disabilities have to pay meters?


    Yes. Regular rates apply.

    http://aruparking.com/faq/


    It seems there are still many discussions going on regarding the paid parking downtown. Many people are unhappy. I can only hope that the situation improves over time.

    You can as well just contact them directly and discuss it with them (contact info on the link I just posted above). Or contact them via their FB: https://www.facebook.com/Aruparking?fref=ts

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
    From the FAQ Aruparking website:

    Do people with disabilities have to pay meters?


    Yes. Regular rates apply.

    http://aruparking.com/faq/


    It seems there are still many discussions going on regarding the paid parking downtown. Many people are unhappy. I can only hope that the situation improves over time.

    You can as well just contact them directly and discuss it with them (contact info on the link I just posted above). Or contact them via their FB: https://www.facebook.com/Aruparking?fref=ts

    Thank you

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    It's nice that tourists and locals get a little bit of a break from the paid parking downtown during the weekends of December and shortly before Christmas. According to Diario:

    Prime Minister Mike Eman announced Free Parking in Oranjestad (during some days in December):

    No mag di haci uso di parkeervak geel pasobra eseynan ta paga mensualmente pa e usuario. E fechanan cu tin freeparking den luna di december ta dianan 4,5,12,19,21,22,23,24 y 31 di december.

    http://www.diario.aw/2015/11/prome-m...en-oranjestad/


    Usually:
    Parking meters are enforced Monday to Saturday, from 7:00AM till 7:00PM unless otherwise posted.
    http://aruparking.com/faq/

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