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It pays to park in the alternative lots

Jeff Harrell lives in New Castle and commutes to work in Glenwood Springs where he is a systems analyst at the county headquarters. In January he registered his car to be eligible to win in Downtown Parking Perks, the City of Glenwood Springs’ promotion that encourages cycling and parking in alternative lots during downtown construction. Jeff was a recent winner of a $250 cash-equivalent prize, in the form of tokens that are redeemable at 20 downtown businesses, for parking in the lot at city hall.

What will he do with his winnings? “I’m taking my wife out to dinner,” said Jeff. “And treating her to some shopping, too.”

Everyone age 18 and up is invited to participate in Downtown Parking Perks, by registering a bike, a car, or both in the program. The promotion will run until early fall 2013, when downtown construction is concluded. About $6,000 in tokens has been distributed and $4,800 in prizes remains. Register or find out more at

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