City of Fargo announces official "Passenger Loading Areas" for downtown

Courtesy: City of Fargo Facebook Page
Courtesy: City of Fargo Facebook Page

(Fargo, ND) -- The City of Fargo is designating several downtown areas for cabs and ride shares in an attempt to reduce congestion after bar close.

City officials have placed red and white signs along four different areas on Monday, August 15th, in several areas. The Fargo Police Department will begin enforcement of the pickup zones on August 18th. A list of those areas can be found below...

- 600 Northern Pacific Avenue North

- 400 1st Avenue North

- 600 2nd Avenue North

- 500 6th Avenue North

The ordinance says the vehicles can stay in the four locations for a maximum of 10 minutes. The vehicles must be in control of either the owner, driver, or another individual at all times. The time restrains will be active for the following times...

- Thursday: 10 p.m. to Friday 3 a.m.

- Friday: 10 p.m. to Saturday 3 a.m.

- Saturday: 10 p.m. to Sunday 3 a.m.

People who violate the ordinance are subjected to a non-criminal $20 fine, which scales up to a $30 fine for repeat violations within a six month period. You can learn more about the change by clicking here