Toledo Talk

Street Parking Ban

So I read this on 13abc this morning.

A parking ban is set to begin Thursday at 7 a.m. in the City of Toledo.
A Snow Parking Emergency is being declared by the City of Toledo Public Safety Director to aid in snow removal operations.
As part of this emergency, a parking ban will be implemented on streets that are on posted Toledo Area Transit Authority (TARTA) bus routes/ Snow Emergency routes.
Starting at 7 a.m., the ban will be enforced as necessary by citation, towing and impoundment or any combination of these in accordance with Toledo Municipal Code Traffic Section.
Additionally, there shall be no parking on residential streets, to allow for plowing and access for emergency vehicles.
Cars left parked on residential streets may be towed to the nearest plowed location without cost to owner, in order for the city to complete plow operations and provide for public safety.

Now, does this really happen?
Our street is littered with cars that haven't been moved in months. Which makes plowing down out road insane. Basically when they do get to the plowing they create a one lane street because of all the cars parked on both sides of the street.

I would love to see them tow these cars so they could properly clear our road.

I really don't see them towing all the cars down our street because it would take all day.

created by stooks on Feb 06, 2014 at 12:26:51 pm     Comments: 5

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There was a story not too long ago how they towed cars from residential streets to a nearby parking lot so that plowing could be done. That was on the east side I believe.

posted by justphillips on Feb 06, 2014 at 01:01:33 pm     #  

Makes sense that they want cars off TARTA routes, so that way TARTA buses don't have to swerve when going over the speed limit, since brakes are foreign to them.

posted by waughkev on Feb 06, 2014 at 01:13:05 pm     #   1 person liked this

Lowell MA got 12 inches of snow yesterday. They alerted residents to get their cars off the street BEFORE it started snowing. The Muni parking garage was free during the ban and started charging 50 cents an hour once the ban was lifted. My friend parked her car there Tuesday night and walked the 15 minutes back to her place before the snow hit. Today, she walked back on mostly clear sidewalks and picked up her car, paid her $4 and drove home on mostly clear streets. Seems like a dream, lol.

posted by nana on Feb 06, 2014 at 01:33:49 pm     #   1 person liked this

waughkev- Ha! THEY ARE HORRIBLE with not obeying speed limits.

posted by stooks on Feb 06, 2014 at 02:09:09 pm     #  

They are horrible at obeying them, too. :)

posted by justread on Feb 06, 2014 at 06:57:10 pm     #   3 people liked this