The signs next to the free parking spaces on Gay Street say there's a two-hour limit between 6:00 am and midnight. However, the more savvy downtown drivers realized a while ago that two-hour limit was rarely enforced.
That's about to change.
Beginning Sunday, September 15, the Public Building Authority will take over Gay Street parking enforcement duties from the Knoxville Police Department. And while the KPD was often too busy to enforce the two-hour limit, the PBA is making it a priority.