Some Street Parking Goes Away in St. Paul with One-Sided Parking Restrictions
Updated: 03/01/2014 10:59 AM
Created: 02/27/2014 7:38 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart
Say goodbye to thousands of parking spots on the streets of St. Paul. Mayor Chris Coleman has enacted one-sided street parking citywide due to winter conditions.
Starting Saturday, you can only park on the odd-numbered sides of all residential streets.
The problem is the piles of snow, which have narrowed streets, are making it hard for emergency vehicles to drive through.
Vehicles violating the restriction will get warning tickets starting Saturday. Then, starting on Monday, vehicles will be ticketed and towed.
There are a few exceptions to the even-numbered rule.
On some residential streets, parking is normally allowed on only one-side (odd or even). If this is the case, the citywide winter parking restriction rules are suspended and drivers should park according to the permanent “no parking” zone.
If a street does not have any houses facing the street and it is difficult to determine the even/odd side, the following rules apply:
If it is a north/south street, parking is banned on the east side of the street
If it is an east/west street, parking is banned on the south side of the street
This comes after Minneapolis put winter parking restrictions into effect.