Alternate Side Parking Reform for NYC

Image Credit: DSNY

The new regulations will remain in effect throughout the summer. On June 23, 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia announced that Alternate Side Parking (ASP) street cleanings will be reduced from two days a week to no more than once per week, per side, starting on Monday, June 29.

Under these new ASP regulations, residential “side streets” that have multiple ASP days on each side will now only be cleaned on the latest day in that week on each side, as indicated on the street’s current signage. For example, if one side of a street usually has ASP regulations (indicated by signs with a “Sanitation Broom Symbol” in the top left corner,) on Monday and Thursday from 9:30 am- 11:00 am, that side of the street will only be swept on Thursday.

Example of New ASP rules. Credit: DSNY.

Streets that have only one day of ASP regulations on each side will not be affected. For example, if one side of the street has ASP regulations on Tuesday from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm, that side of the street will still be swept at that time on Tuesday.

The new ASP regulations will not affect commercial streets. The regulations will also not impact daily sweeping of metered areas, or No Standing, No Stopping, No Parking areas. Property and business owners will still be required to clean sidewalks along their property and 18 inches into the street.

These new regulations will remain in effect throughout the summer, and the City will assess cleanliness conditions on a week-by-week basis.

In his press release, Mayor  de Blasio stated, “New Yorkers will no longer need to move their cars more than once per week when Alternate Side Parking rules are in effect.”

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia commented, “Alternate Side Parking is a fact of life in New York City, and it is one of our best tools to keep our streets clean. We are excited to test this new approach that will make life easier on New York City drivers, while also giving us the space we need to keep our City healthy, safe and clean.”

For more information on these new regulations, click here.

By: Victoria Agosta (Victoria is the CityLaw intern and a New York Law School student, Class of 2022.)



6 thoughts on “Alternate Side Parking Reform for NYC

  1. So if the cleaning now will be Thursday do both sides will have to be clear for cleaning or just the side we’re the last day is posted??

  2. We live on a block in Brooklyn for which one side gets cleaned between 8 am and 6 pm one day a week. That requires the entire side of the street to be empty all day, as this is usually the only day that cars can park across the street. This summer both sides of this residential street have had parking every day. What are the regulations in this case?

  3. On Monday-Thursdays no parking sign, I have to move my car on Thursday 9:30-11am? Or What’s on the sign 8-9:30am??? I’m confused

  4. Can we make this change permanent? As in, forever? Life for those with a car has gotten so much easier. Plus it’s so much better for pollution with fewer cars idling while waiting for spaces to open.

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