Parking hassles expand in downtown Denver

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DENVER -- Denver's expanding skyline is creating some growing pains.

Available parking downtown and in some suburban areas can be sparse.

Many people are getting around using scooters and bikes, but if you need to take your car, avoiding a parking nightmare involves a little planning.

Uber driver Trevor Darling says it can be difficult to find parking even for a few minutes to deliver food to customers.

“It’s packed," he said. "It's clustered. It makes me feel ‘cluster-phobic’ when I'm driving.”

The FOX31 Problem Solvers asked the Denver Public Works Department about how drivers can avoid the daily parking headache.

“We have to share this space," she said. "Our city is growing."

If your new home or job doesn't provide parking,  check out options such as monthly pay lots or apply for street parking permits.

Kuhn emphasizes that if you are looking for a random space, it’s important to acknowledge signs that notify drivers of limited parking times and street sweeping days.

It is also important to leave plenty of space near private driveways.

“Leave the way clear about five feet on each way of the driveway or alleyway when someone's pulling out so they can see around," Kuhn said.

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