It’s no secret that parking in the City of Lambertville can be a challenge.
The fact becomes especially true during peak times such as the weekends and the Christmas season.
Well, Lambertville residents and tourists may have just received some good news
The City of Lambertville Council voted last Thursday to authorize a three-month trial parking period for valet parking on North Union Street, east of Church Street.
“The city wants to support our local businesses and a three-month trial run of a valet parking program is a great opportunity to expand services to visitors,” Mayor Andrew J. Nowick said in a written statement.
”The trial period will allow us to track use, potential issues and the overall success of a new program,” he added.
The three-month trial will start in January and end the last week of March.
The Under The Moon Cafe on North Union Street will oversee the program and is responsible to report statistics to the city on the success of the trial, according to Nowick.
This trail run is important because it will give the city a baseline on the impact of the city-regulated valet parking trial and its successes and failures. The baseline will provide a wave of data for the city to work with, Council President Steven Stegman said.
The approved valet parking ordinance allows for periodic extensions.
When the trial is set to expire, if it is going well, the city council could draft a resolution to extend it.
While the likelihood of the valet parking trial being extended is up in the air, Council President Stegman and Council Member Benedetta Lambert are working on a new ordinance to regulate valet parking in 2024.
More information on the valet parking trial will be made public in the new year.