Alternate Side Parking

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 16 19:05:05 UTC 2012

On Nov 16, 2012, at 8:07 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> 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
>> week.
>> 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?
>> DanG
> Because it's still alternate sides, even though not alternate
> days?

Agreed; in Hartford, for example, you can park on (only) one side of a residential street Tuesday-Friday and (only) on the other side Saturday-Monday.  Alternate sides, but not alternate days.  And "alternate sort-of-half-week parking" doesn't really cut it.


> But even in the olden days, Tuesdays and Thursdays weren't
> alternate days, unless one's week didn't have a Wednesday.
> Joel
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