In the past there was no parking on the even side during a snow emergency because that is a NO PARKING side on Lyon St. Residents have always used the various garages the city makes accessible. Now, with the wording of the new order specifically stating that cars are to be parked on the EVEN side, we have a real disaster thanks to those who have not moved their cars from the odd side. NONE of these cars have been TOWED! Perhaps they should be made to pay for the extra work they create for the city- a small fine is not going to help unless the car is towed.
Most importantly what's the point of moving from one side to another- makes no sense. Now we have a very narrow one swipe of the plow-wide cleared space down the street. Result: residents who do park on the street will have even less places to park after the storm since the city is NOT towing those parked on the wrong (ODD) side. Can we finally come up with a sensible plan. Either allow those on streets with parking only on one side to stay put or make them move completely off the street to the garages allocated as has been the case in the past.
This new wording of the snow emergency creates a totally illogical, non-sensible solution and has led to havoc. Furthermore now that we have a narrow canal plowed thru the middle of the street nobody with a driveway will be able to get in or out because of the removed snow is now in heaps about 8-10 feet in the middle of the street.
Somebody PLEASE DO SOMETHING before this ends so we can resume our lives.