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Grand Forks debuts new ride sharing parking downtown

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Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Decongesting downtown.

Friday the city revealed new parking spots downtown.

They're called rideshare spots, and they're marked with green paint.

The spots are designed for Uber and lyft drivers to pull up and wait for their passengers without clogging traffic.

These spots will be in affect from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m..

Police say they hope it will help get people home safely without blocking traffic.

"More services caused more congestion and it was starting to block up some of our roads in the north third street area,"says CPL. Jon Lampi with the Grand Forks Police Department.

Police say this is a trial and they are open to putting more of these spots around town, if this is successful.