Parking rules begin Tuesday, Nov. 1 on many neighborhood streets

Published on October 24, 2022

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Seasonal parking rules begin on many neighborhood streets Tuesday, Nov. 1. Odd-even and same-side parking restrictions start on this date to allow City street sweepers and snowplows easier access to neighborhood streets while clearing roads of leaves, tree debris and snow throughout the fall and winter. These parking restrictions also help to keep one lane of traffic open and available for residents as well as emergency and public service vehicles.

“We need the community’s help as we work to clear streets of leaves and other tree debris that naturally fall into the road,” John Gorney, public works director, said. “Following the parking restrictions allows us to effectively clean the streets and ensures we don’t have flooded streets this winter due to clogged catch basins.”

Odd-even and same-side parking restrictions take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 1 of each year, regardless of whether there is snow. The restrictions are in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 1 of the following year. Streets with restrictions have odd-even or same-side parking signs posted.

Odd-even parking restrictions mean that on each even numbered day starting at 1 a.m. and until 6 p.m., parking is prohibited on the odd numbered side of the street. On each odd numbered day starting at 1 a.m. and until 6 p.m., parking is prohibited on the even numbered side of the street. From 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. each day, parking is permitted on both sides of the street unless signs indicate otherwise.

Same-side parking restrictions require residents to park only on a designated side of the street from Nov. 1 to April 1. On some of the narrowest of streets, there may be no parking allowed.

According to the City of Grand Rapids’ Mobile GR Department, vehicles parked in violation of these restrictions may be ticketed. The City begins enforcement of seasonal parking regulations whether there’s snow on the ground or not. To avoid a $20 parking ticket, drivers are encouraged to comply with the signs posted on the street.

To report an odd/even parking complaint:

For more information and a map of streets with odd-even and one-side parking restrictions, CLICK HERE.


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