Alternate Side Parking

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Nov 16 16:07:28 UTC 2012

At 11/16/2012 10:58 AM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
>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?

Because it's still alternate sides, even though not alternate
days?  But even in the olden days, Tuesdays and Thursdays weren't
alternate days, unless one's week didn't have a Wednesday.


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