Sunday, April 14, 2013

Reminder: Alternate Parking & Storm Alerts, by Rachel Shields

Alternate side parking regulations remain in effect for campus and the greater La Crosse area after winter break at UW-L.

The city ordinance states that “Between the hours of 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM, from November 1 to April 1, vehicles shall be parked only on even numbered sides of the street on those nights when an even calendar date (after midnight), and on odd numbered sides of streets on those nights with an odd calendar date (after midnight).”

This ordinance does have an exempt zone for the entirety of campus and a few blocks outward.  The perimeter of this zone uses La Crosse St. and State St. as one set of boundaries, and 16th St. and West Avenue as the other.  Vehicles parked in this area do not have to switch sides every day, only as deemed necessary by the city.  Failure to abide by these regulations will result in a $10 fine.  This fine could increase to $30 for your first or second offense if a 48 hour “snow removal period” is declared.  A vehicle parked incorrectly may be towed.

The city will inform residents if the ordinance is in effect in the exempt area through the La Crosse City website. Other options for these notifications include a twitter account or signing up to receive text notifications.

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