Help friends and neighbors follow Winter Parking Restrictions
Firefighters, medics, officers and other emergency personnel need to be able to reach Minneapolis residents who are in need of help. High snow accumulations are making it harder for them to do that this winter, which is why the City has implemented Winter Parking Restrictions. Winter Parking Restrictions mean that parking is banned on the even side of residential streets (all streets that are not Snow Emergency Routes or Parkways).
Do your part by not parking on the even side of residential streets, and by telling your friends and neighbors that these rules are in effect.
Public safety is the City's primary concern, and access for emergency vehicles is paramount. The amounts of snow we’ve received this winter have made our streets narrower, making it difficult for fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles to reach their destinations. Winter Parking Restrictions will give these vehicles the room they need to respond promptly to emergencies.
No parking on even sides of non-Snow Emergency streets
During Winter Parking Restrictions, drivers cannot park on the even sides of non-Snow Emergency streets. These rules are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Vehicles parked on these streets are subject to being ticketed and towed.
Drivers may still park on Snow Emergency routes, parkways and along the odd numbered side of non-Snow Emergency routes, provided a Snow Emergency has not been declared, or unless otherwise posted.
These parking restrictions will stay in effect until April 1, or until a change in the snow conditions warrant a lifting of the parking ban.
Help spread the word
The goal is not to ticket or tow, but to have everyone following the Winter Parking Restrictions. You can help us do that by getting people you know to follow the rules:
- Tell neighbors – If you see your neighbor parking on the even side of a non-Snow Emergency street, tell them about the Winter Parking Restrictions.
- Post a Winter Parking Restrictions flyer
- Non-English information – Do you know someone who doesn’t speak English as well as another language? You can direct them to our snow page where there’s information on Winter Parking Restrictions in Spanish, Hmong and Somali.
- Social media – Get your neighbors and friends to become fans and followers of Twitter to get updates and reminders on Winter Parking Restrictions.
- TV – Tune into cable channels 14 and 79 for messages and information on the Winter Parking Restrictions.
Visit our snow page for more information on Winter Parking Restrictions, Snow Emergencies and information in other languages.
Feb. 12, 2010
Published Feb 12, 2010