While cities move toward re-opening after lengthy COVID-19 lockdowns, at least one is expanding its program to offer free parking to people picking up food and goods. Rather than building more curbside pickup zones, Austin, Texas, is offering codes people can use to park for free at any city meter for 15 minutes in any 24-hour period. Drivers will have several codes available to let them run errands and pick up groceries or to-go meals without paying for parking.

The city is also working to offer affordable off-street spaces to workers and visitors to the city. Read the whole story here and let us know on Forum–is your city expanding its pick-up zone parking program?