Boulder may loosen legal belt to accommodate heavier SUVs |

Boulder may loosen legal belt to accommodate heavier SUVs

BOULDER ” SUVs are putting on weight, and the city may have to loosen its belt to accommodate them.

Boulder has an ordinance that bans big delivery trucks from parking overnight on residential streets. But some SUVs and full-size pickups are getting so bulky that they exceed the law’s 6,000-pound limit.

The City Council is considering raising that to 10,000 pounds because the ordinance is aimed at commercial vehicles, not big personal vehicles.

Mayor Shaun McGrath says he’s not happy with the SUV weight trend but believes it makes sense to change the ordinance to reflect reality.

“I think we do need to have a community dialogue about what we as a community think about the value of SUVs, but I don’t think we want to superimpose that conversation on this particular, very small ordinance,” he said.

“I continue to be very interested in still looking at all opportunities to improve our fuel efficiency,” McGrath said.

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