Reminder: Alternate Side Parking Rules Begin Overnight Tonight
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:24am
Alternate side parking is in effect from November 15 to March 15 for the entire City of Madison, except for those in the Snow Emergency Zone. Alternate side parking rules are enforced from 1am to 7am seven days a week regardless of weather conditions.
Alternate side parking is enforced within the Snow Emergency Zone only during declared snow emergencies.
Alternate Side Parking Rules
Vehicles parked on the street should be parked on the odd house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on odd numbered dates.
Vehicles should be parked on the even house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on even numbered dates.
Violations of the alternate side parking ordinance are punishable by fines of $20. The fine increases to $60 during a declared Snow Emergency.
Be sure to continue following all other parking restrictions while also following alternate side parking rules.
Snow Emergency Zone Information
The Snow Emergency Zone extends from Park Street to Thornton Avenue and the Yahara River, and between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona.
In this area of Madison, alternate side parking is only enforced during declared snow emergencies.
Residents who park their vehicles on the street within the Snow Emergency Zone are strongly encouraged to sign up to receive email and text message alerts regarding snow emergency declarations at the City of Madison Winter website, www.cityofmadison.com/winter.
What to Do Tonight (November 14 into the Morning of November 15)
Tonight, residents who are outside of the Snow Emergency Zone, and intend on having their vehicles parked on the street from the evening of November 14 into the morning of November 15, will want to park their vehicle on the odd side of the street so their vehicle is on the correct side during the enforcement window.
What to Do Tomorrow (November 15 into the Morning of November 16)
Tomorrow evening, residents who are outside of the Snow Emergency Zone, and intend on having their vehicles parked on the street from the evening of November 15 into the morning of November 16, will want to park their vehicle on the even side of the street so their vehicle is on the correct side during the enforcement window.
What to Do Every Night Until March 15 at 7am
Continue abiding by alternate side parking rules as outlined above.
Residents are encouraged to plan ahead when parking their vehicle on the street for the evening to be sure they are in compliance with the alternate side rules. Alternate side parking is only enforced between 1am and 7am, so residents need to keep that in mind when parking their vehicles on the street for the night.
Also be aware that all other parking restrictions remain in effect as well.
Following alternate side parking rules helps plowing operations a great deal by creating an open lane of travel for the Streets Division’s equipment.
The Streets Division also recommends that residents remove seldom used vehicles, boats, and other trailers from the streets to avoid fines and help with plowing operations.
More detailed information regarding winter parking rules is available on the City’s winter web site, www.cityofmadison.com/winter. Winter parking updates can also be obtained by calling the winter parking hotline at 608-261-9111.
On the city’s winter website, besides signing up to receive text and/or email alerts regarding declared snow emergencies, residents can also sign up to receive Snow Plow Update e-mails that will detail the Streets Division’s operations in response to snow events. Other useful winter information, such as locations for free sand to use on sidewalks, or tips on how to bicycle in the winter, and more are all available at www.cityofmadison.com/winter.
- Bryan Johnson, 608-267-2626, firstname.lastname@example.org