In preparation for the 2015-2016 winter snow-clearing season, the City has designated 65 Parking Emergency Streets, which means on-street parking will be prohibited when a Parking Emergency has been declared.
These streets (list), many of which pre-date the advent of the automobile and are unusually narrow, sometimes require full-scale “load-and-haul” snow-removal operations rather than a traditional plow run. During a Parking Emergency, the snow on these streets will be cleared from curb-to-curb to provide emergency vehicles a clear path down the center of the street when curbside parking is permitted again.
Metal signs will be posted along the streets that state: No Parking This Block When Winter Parking Emergency Declared. The sign will include the no-parking icon, which is an encircled P with a slash through it.
During Parking Emergencies, free parking will be allowed in the Mortimer Street Parking Garage and the Regional Transit Service will provide free service between the garage and designated Parking Emergency streets. Several places of worship, such as churches near the Parking Emergency Street, have agreed to open their parking lots to affected motorists during non-worship hours.
Residents along these streets who rely upon on-street parking will be encouraged to make advance plans to find a place to park during Parking Emergencies.
Find a printable list of Parking Emergency Streets
Below is an interactive map, with Parking Emergency Streets highlighted in red.
Enter your address or street name in the search box to look up a street and a participating place of worship.
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