Minneapolis Parking Ban
If you live in Minneapolis I’m sure you’ve already heard about the extended Snow Emergency until April 1st.
Minneapolis posted about it on their Facebook page and the comments are adding up, as you can imagine, mostly people are pissed.
Minneapolis Snow Emergency Winter parking restrictions begin tomorrow, Thurs. Feb. 11, at 8 a.m. Have questions about the restrictions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions on our Web site.Winter Parking RestrictionsFrequently Asked Questions
During some winters, snow accumulations can reach a point where streets become too narrow and difficult to navigate. Public safety is jeopardized when this happens because fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles are slowed down or are prevented from responding to calls for help. …
This seems to come down to a few basic camps.
1) Why didn’t the City enforce Snow Restrictions better and tow cars that didn’t move so the street could get plowed?
2) Where the F-Bomb am I supposed to park now?
3) Thank god I have a driveway
I think we know if the City were to have illegally parked cars towed prior to plowing people would be super pissed and call it a racket. Also, I doubt the impound lots could handle all the cars.
The where am I to park arguement is semi-legit, but it’s not like Minneapolis is always at capacity parking. I recall a few years in the 90’s when the city did the same thing and I managed to find parking, even when I lived in an area that required a permit because the parking was already so limited. It was a hassle, but living in the city and owning a car is often a hassle.
It does seem that Minneapolis and Saint Paul both fail at snow removal, but this is coming from someone that is from Duluth. A city on a hill that gets twice the snow we get here and they do a great job at keeping the roads plowed.
What do you think about the ban?