Parking in downtown Denver can be a nightmare and the battle over one spot was caught on camera.
The confrontation brings up an interesting question: Is reserving a parking spot illegal in Denver? The simple answer is to reserve a parking spot in Denver, you need a permit.
“There is a correct way to reserve a parking spot in Denver. You can apply for a permit for temporary use. This was not the correct way that I saw in the video,” Nancy Kuhn with Denver Public Works said.
It’s called a “bagged meter.” You’ve probably seen them before on parking meters. It means the spot is reserved, without confrontation.
“Pedestrians should only be in the street when they’re crossing at a crosswalk or intersection. That’s not a good place for a pedestrian to be where the cars are,” Kuhn said.
You can apply for a temporary permit through Denver Public Works’ website.