Alternate Side Parking

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 16 15:58:16 UTC 2012

In NYC, street cleaning regulations historically have banned parking twice
a week. One side of a street would have a ban on parking for 90 minutes on
Mondays and Thursdays. The ban would apply on the other side of the street
on Tuesdays and Fridays. This was called Alternate Side of the Street
Parking for a long time, and has been shortened to Alternate Side Parking
by the NYC DOT:

In the outer boroughs, however, Alternate Side Parking does not actually
take place on alternate days. Street cleaning has been reduced to once a

When will the City of New York finally come to grips with the reality that
Alternate Side Parking no longer is for most of the parking public?


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