The Grand Rapids Police Department wants to remind residents of the annual odd/even parking ordinance going into effect Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, through Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Although this ordinance does not apply to all the streets in Grand Rapids, streets with parking signs will be enforced. Each parking violation is subject to a $20 fine, according to a Grand Rapids Police Department news release.
Residents are asked to park on the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days from 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days from 1 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Unless there are signs restricting the parking, from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., parking is permitted on both sides of the street.
This annual parking ordinance begins in November to allow the city street sweepers full access to clearing neighborhood curbs, gutters and roadways of naturally falling leaves and debris. This work is important to ensure that these features are cleared and ready for snow and ice that will accumulate throughout the winter.
These restrictions also allows city snow plows to navigate neighborhood streets and effectively clear snow, thus providing police, fire, and ambulances easier access to homes during emergency situations, the release states.
Muskegon residents are asked to not park in the street from 2-6 a.m. starting Dec. 15.