City of Spokane to offer free parking to assist in food pickup

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SPOKANE, Wash. — On Monday, the City of Spokane announced free 10 minute parking to pick up to-go food orders in the continued support of local restaurants during the coronavirus outbreak.

The city is reserving on-street parking in metered areas, allowing customers and delivery drivers easier access to food pick up.

Free spots will be marked with a yellow sign on parking meters, resulting in over 700 free spaces.

“It is a delicate balance between taking drastic social distancing measures and supporting local businesses. We hope the public will take advantage of the opportunity to #OrderUpSpokane,” said Mayor Nadine Woodward in a release.

Businesses without free spot nearby can request one from the city by emailing