It’ll soon be a whole lot easier to park.
Car owners have long complained about having to move their vehicles up to four days a week to make way for street cleaners, but soon they’ll only have to worry about that once a week. The Department of Sanitation unveiled last week a “uniform” system to replace the crazy quilt of regulations that currently governs parking on most residential streets.
Currently, parking on typical streets is prohibited two days a week for three hours to accommodate street sweepers. Under the new system, the no-parking period drops to once a week for 90 minutes.
Sanitation announced a plan to change the parking rules in the area this week, in response to years of outcry from residents.
“Our new program … demonstrates what can happen when government addresses the needs of its constituents,” said Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty.
But he cautioned that the program will last only as long as streets retain their “high” level of “cleanliness.”