Alternate Side Parking Enforcement Resumes in Northern WaHi and Inwood

By Nigel Chiwaya on June 24, 2013 7:57am 

 Alternate side parking rules had been suspended above West 181st Street since April 29.
Alternate side parking rules had been suspended above West 181st Street since April 29.
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INWOOD — Traffic agents will begin enforcing alternate side parking rules in the northern half of Washington Heights and Inwood Monday, nearly two months after the rules were first suspended.

The suspensions, which affected Washington Heights above West 181st Street, Fort George, Hudson Heights and Inwood, had been in place since April 29 and were deemed necessary by the city Department of Transportation while it installed street signs showing the area's new street cleaning rules.

The frequency of street cleaning in the section, which stretches from West 155th to West 218th Streets, has been reduced from four days a week to two. Manhattan's Community Board 12 asked for the reduction from the Department of Sanitation in 2011, noting the high street cleanliness ratings in the district from the Mayor's Office of Operations.

The DOT installed the new signs in two waves, and a similar parking suspension occurred south of West 181st Street in Washington Heights from March 18 to May 6.

With the resumption of enforcement, the street sign installation process is now complete in the entire district.

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