New alternate side parking rules make things easier for NYC drivers

Drivers will be less inconvenienced with the new adjustments to alternate side parking rules.

News 12 Staff

Jun 29, 2020, 4:53 PM

Updated 1,423 days ago

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Drivers will be less inconvenienced with the new adjustments to alternate side parking rules.
Street cleaning is back on residential roads, but the Department of Sanitation says it will be doing a lot less of it, which means drivers won't have to move their car as much.
The Department of Sanitation says city streets held up well during the pandemic while alternate side parking was suspended, in an effort to keep drivers from leaving home to move their car.
Starting Monday, residential streets will be cleaned no more than once per week on each side.
Residential streets that have multiple alternate-side parking days on each side will be cleaned only on the latest day in the week, according to the signage. So, if there's three days on a street cleaning sign, drivers will only have to move their car on that last day, the signs themselves, however, are not being changed right now. The sanitation commissioner says the community needs to meet the city halfway.
"We really need the partnership of the businesses and the residents to ensure the streets stay clean so we can ask less of you in terms of moving, but it's really going to be a partnership. We know you can do it, because during the pandemic the streets stayed really clean,” says Kathryn Garcia, DSNY commissioner.
These new rules only apply to residential side streets, not to commercial areas. Daily sweeping regulations in metered areas will not change.
The city will monitor how well this works over the summer and decide if it needs to modify.


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