Parking? Lots! New Sanitation plan helps car owners

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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.”

Updated 4:32 pm, July 9, 2018
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