SAINT PAUL, MN (March 8, 2023) – Today, the City of Saint Paul declared a 1-sided residential street winter parking ban will be in effect beginning on Friday, March 10 at 8 a.m. Parking is not allowed on even-numbered sides of residential streets. In Saint Paul, the even-numbered side of the street is typically the south or east side of the street. Residents and visitors must park on the odd side of residential streets and follow all posted parking rules on arterial (main) streets. The 1-sided parking ban will be in effect until April 15, or earlier if the city determines the street conditions allow the ban to be lifted.
“The safety of our residents, workers, and visitors is our top priority in Saint Paul,” said Mayor Carter. “This action will help ensure our emergency services and Public Works can keep our streets safe and passable.”
The residential street parking ban is needed due to the record snowfall this winter that has narrowed many residential streets. Saint Paul Public Works has been working closely with the Saint Paul Fire Department, Saint Paul Police Department, and Saint Paul Public Schools to monitor street conditions to continue to keep them safe and accessible for emergency vehicles and school buses. The City will be ticketing and towing vehicles that are in violation of the 1-sided parking restrictions.
“We know that on-street parking is critical to many residents, and we’ve done everything we can to keep streets as wide as possible this winter,” said Public Works Director Sean Kershaw. “Right now, we can’t get our larger plow trucks down some residential streets. The parking ban enables our crews to be more responsive with whatever winter weather comes in the remaining season.”
The City of Saint Paul has created a 1-side parking map (www.stpaul.gov/1sideparkingmap) to help residents know which streets have the parking restrictions to avoid a potential ticket or tow. For more information, including a detailed frequently asked questions section visit, www.stpaul.gov/1sideparking
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