Wednesday, December 9, 2009

PARKING: Effect of new parking regulation on Shore Drive

Question/Comment: A resident would like to know if  Shore Drive has been exempted from the citywide resident permit parking rule, as it is a State road.

City Update 4/2/10:  An agreement was recently reached with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), giving the City the right to regulate traffic, make public safety improvements, and perform street maintenance along the roadway, while DCR will maintain its jurisdiction over adjacent waterfront park land.  Per this agreement, Shore Drive to will transition to RPP at a time to be determined.  To avoid any confusion, the Traffic and Parking department will undergo an extensive publicity campaign to raise residents' awareness before this change takes place.

City Update 2/4/10: Correction - Shore Drive is currently under State jurisdiction, and therefore is not included in the citywide RPP policy.  Shore Drive is also incorrectly marked as transitioning to RPP on the map posted on the City's website (below), which has been brought to the attention of Traffic and Parking officials.

City Update 12/10/09: Under new parking regulations taking effect January 4th, Shore Drive will be covered under the citywide change to resident permit parking (RPP).  To see which streets will be RPP effective in January, please follow this link: Citywide Residential Permit Parking Map

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