Minneapolis limits street parking until April 1

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  • Updated: February 11, 2010 - 12:58 PM

Snowbanks have narrowed the streets, leaving not enough room for both parked cars and emergency vehicles.

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bcrose623Feb. 9, 10 8:55 PM

Try driving down Johnson street!! the plowing in Minneapolis is terrible! They are 4-5 feet from the curb. Can't they get any closer?? they need to limit parking on johnson to one side also!

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ryanjcoleFeb. 9, 10 9:06 PM

if they plowed immediately instead of just ticketing that wouldn't be an issue. The same thing happens in Whittier on Blaisdell.

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annielorFeb. 9, 10 9:08 PM

On a good day, parking is difficult, I understand the need for room for emergency vehicles but if parking is sooo limited the city needs to make arrangements for residents, ie, free public ramp/lot parking - do they just expect half the vehicles to disappear?

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tsartomFeb. 9, 10 9:11 PM

I know how you feel abut taxes Tpaw, so maybe we can try another of your marvelous "user fees". Thanks mainly to your foesight and republicanly manly fiscal strength, one of the largst cold weather metropolitan communities in the country is reduced to parking in ONLY HALF OF THE AVAILABLE PARKING SPACES. May you go on to do even greater things to the rest of this great nation. But, I'll bet the streets of Juno are clear.

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lincoln1809Feb. 9, 10 9:11 PM

those (overpaid) snowplows actually plow the streets. Isn't that their job, after all? Has Minneapolis officials actually counted the number of cars parked in Minneapolis? Have they considered whether there is enough room to park all of these cars in the smaller area? If not (and my money's on NOT) where are people supposed to park? Or is that where the average citizen is just supposed to shut up and do what they're told by their parent/authority figure/government? Regardless of whether it makes logistical sense or not? Hey! How about plowing the even side on Thursday, the odd side on Friday and returning to normal parking on Saturday?

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ericsplaneFeb. 9, 10 9:14 PM

Seriously, they couldn't have done a poorer job of plowing if they tried in Minneapolis. Then, during last months heavy snows, they towed hundreds of cars, at hundreds of dollars per car revenue. ------------------------- Now, amazingly, there's no room (could you have used that revenue to finish plowing? No? Need it for your Water Fountains?)and what do you want to bet they raise a lot of money in meter fees and tow tickets for people making mistakes?--------------------------------- For what its worth, St. Paul towed a few dozen cars during the last snowfall. Streets aren't great, but way better than Minneapolis. They tow to be sure, but you don't get the feeling its just a way to take money from residents. My dad worked giving tickets during snow emergencies in Minneapolis, back in the 80s and 90s. He was paid even back then nearly 50$ an hour to do that. Gives you some idea of how

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SupervonFeb. 9, 10 9:23 PM

The Global Warming Parking rules.

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halgrescFeb. 9, 10 9:26 PM

Snow emergency routes as well? We have to take turns going around parked cars on Johnson Ave in NE Mpls.

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nordeasterFeb. 9, 10 9:26 PM

Any numbered street in NE Minneapolis has both odd and even side houses on both sides of the street. It is EXTREMELY confusing and impossible to know where to park!

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capitaleyesFeb. 9, 10 9:27 PM

I suggest a moratorium on dog pee until April 1st as well. Seriously, the frozen urine on the sidewalks is getting to be an eyesore and a safety issue. Who is with me?

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