(Updated: 4:45 p.m. Friday) With less than two hours’ notice, the city announced that Friday evening’s parking ban will extend to downtown streets.
A parking ban goes into effect from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday on many—but not all—neighborhood streets. The ban also extends downtown, city officials announced in a press release sent at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Cops will be announcing the bans via loudspeakers, and posting notices downtown not to park on certain streets. (Scroll down for a list.)
The city is putting the ban into effect so it can finish the job of plowing all streets to make them passable.
The city made a first nighttime blitz of neighborhood streets Wednesday night, banning parking on the odd side of the street and towing cars that did not comply. The city towed 44 cars, according to city spokeswoman Anna Mariotti. Another blitz followed Thursday night.
A final parking bans follows Friday night. Read carefully to make sure you don’t get towed.
From 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, parking is banned on the following streets:
Broadway from Whalley Avenue to York Street
Elm Street from York Street to State Street
Crown Street from Orange Street to Howe Street
Park Street from Elm Street to Crown Street
Orange Street from Wall Street to Crown Street
York Street from Elm Street to Grove Street
Trumbull Street from Whitney Avenue to Lincoln Street
Whitney from Trumbull to Bradley
What to do: Park on the EVEN side of the street. (Park on the side of the street where house numbers end in 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0.) If you don’t, you’ll get towed. Parking tickets cost $100 plus towing fees.
Where: All streets east of Ella Grasso Boulevard and west of the Quinnipiac River. Where exactly is that? Details can be found lower down in this story.
• From 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.
The area affected by the ban is shaded in the above map. It includes Fair Haven, East Rock, The Hill, Newhallville, Dixwell, Wooster Square and parts of the Beaver Hills, Edgewood and West River neighborhoods.
If you live in the unshaded areas on the map, you don’t have to get your car off the streets Thursday or Friday nights. The unshaded area comprises the west part of town (Westville, West Rock, West Hills, parts of Beaver Hills and Edgewood), and the east side (Bishop Woods, Fair Haven Heights, the Annex, the East Shore, Morris Cove).
The city aims to plow those western and eastern areas during the daytime and Friday and Saturday, Chief Administrative Officer Rob Smuts said at a morning briefing Thursday at the Department of Public Works on Middletown Avenue. The city is asking people to get their cars off the streets during the daytime Friday and Saturday in those areas, but there won’t be an official parking ban, and the city won’t tow cars, Smuts said.
“The housing in these areas tends to be more modern with wider streets and many off-street parking options. If residents remove their cars from the street, we do not anticipate having to tow in these areas,” city spokeswoman Anna Mariotti wrote in a press release.
Mariotti added a caveat: “We will hit as many streets as possible during these operations, but want to be realistic: we might not hit every street.”
Where To Park?
If you don’t have off-street parking, you can park for free at the following school lots that have been cleared of snow.
Note: You need to move your car out of the lot by the
end of the day noon Sunday.
Barnard School, 170 Derby Ave.
Betsy Ross School, 150 Kimberly Ave.
Bishop Woods School, 1481 Quinnipiac Avenue
Clinton Ave School, 293 Clinton Ave.
Columbus Family Academy, 255 Blatchley Ave.
Conte-West Hills, 511 Chapel St.
DOMUS Academy, 560 Ella Grasso Blvd.
Edgewood School, 737 Edgewood Ave.
ESUMS, 804 State St.
Hill Central School, 140 Dewitt St.
Hooker (3-8), 691 Whitney Ave.
John Daniels School, 569 Congress Ave.
John Martinez School, 100 James St.
King-Robinson School, 150 Fournier St.
Lincoln-Bassett School, 130 Bassett St.
Mauro Sheridan Magnet School, 191 Fountain
Ross-Woodward School, 185 Barnes Ave.
Truman School, 114 Truman St.
Hill Career High School, 140 Legion Ave.
Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway
High School in the Community, 175 Water St.
Hyde High School, 60 Sargent Dr.
Metro Business Academy, 115 Water St.
Sound School, 60 South Water St.
New Haven Academy, 444-448 Orange St.
Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell St.
Adult Ed, 560 Ella Grasso Blvd.
Riverside Academy, 560 Ella Grasso Blvd.
New Horizons, 103 Hallock Ave.
AF Amistad High School, 49 Prince St.
Amistad Academy, 130 Edgewood Ave.
Elm City College Preparatory, 407 James St.
Elm City Prep Middle School, 794 Dixwell Ave.