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1 minute parking: Sign on L.A. street reads '1 minute parking'

1 minute parking sign.
1 minute parking sign.

A "1 minute parking" sign was spotted at 11777 San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood, California when City Hall. Laura Davis of the Los Angeles Times was the first one to take the picture and it went crazy viral on Reddit and social sharing sites. Several news outlets posted the image online as well.

L.A. Now of the Los Angeles Times reports June 22 that the sign is meant to read "1 hour parking." The erroneous sign could've taken up to two weeks by the City of Los Angeles to replace, but was instantly removed and replaced with the 1 hour sign.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation confirmed to NBC Bay Area in an email that the sign definitely existed. Spokesman Jonathan Hui says:

"The sign was reported on Wednesday, June 18. We fabricated a new sign and replaced it today, June 20, around 11 a.m."

West Side Today reports that the Davis took the picture around 4 p.m. on June 20. The sign that had the typo of 1 minute parking on San Vicente Boulevard adds that "anyone parking at one of the meters in front of the office building there could leave his or her vehicle in a designated parking stall for up to 1-hour during the posted hours."

Apparently the 1 minute parking sign has been in existence on the Brentwood street since 2011, according to a Google search, NBC Bay Area reports. Another sign in Canada actually has a legitimate parking sign for 1 minute. It's in the city of Calgary, but authorities won't enforce the 60-second parking unless there's a "complaint."

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