WINTER PARKING UPDATE 3.5.2019
Parking restrictions have been lifted until further notice.
New to winter parking updates? Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are on Facebook, we post this information on the City of Geneva, NY and the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center pages.
- At any time, you can check the city website on our homepage under latest news (articles at the bottom of the page) – Winter Parking for the day-to-day status of overnight parking.
- When in doubt or if you are able in bad weather, please try to find off-street parking when/where possible and follow the parking signs.
- Please note, some phone services (example: Trac phones, some data plans and privacy settings) do not allow text messaging from us to go through to your phone.
- The City of Geneva reserves the right to remove any number or email address from its database for abuse of this system.
New to winter parking updates? Questions? Please email email@example.com
Winter parking city code – alternate parking areas.
Winter Parking Notification Sign Up Now Available! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org directly with your email address, cellphone number and cell carrier.
Please use this link to get updates on winter parking: https://goo.gl/forms/6yxqX3ojv5ljz2JO2
More information on Winter Parking:
The City’s ordinance does not allow parking on the street (except where noted for alternate parking) in the winter months (Dec. 1st through April 1st). We have been doing a pilot program for the past two winter seasons of allowing cars to be parked on the street unless we communicate that we are enforcing the winter parking regulations. Our communications goes out in many forms with the most direct way is to sign up for the winter parking alerts that the communications person sends out. If you would like to sign up, please send email@example.com your cell phone number with cell phone carrier. If you would like to get information on your neighborhood association –please indicate that as well.
Our 88 city miles takes about 4 ½ hours to plow if the snow is not coming down and cars are off the road, so it is quickest in the middle of the night to get this work done. It is about 6-7 hours to get to the whole City in a pass. When it keeps snowing, main drags and highly traveled roads get done more than once, which slows down the work on the side streets. The work is continuing and they will do another session of middle of the night time to get the smaller streets when there are not parked cars.
This pilot project is appreciated by residents that have off-street parking challenges, but is also slowing down and causing some issues in getting the streets cleared.
We are limited with text messages for alerts as you cannot send many “characters” using this platform via the cellphone carriers and the email blasts states to go to our website for more information as we can list more information there then in a text message or even an email blast.
People have criticized this program when people do get tickets during the restrictions, deciding to allow parking on the road during the winter, to help citizens who don’t have driveways, was a $60,000 decrease in revenue for the city. This decrease was budgeted for, so there is no reason for the city to try and raise revenue this way. This program was created to help residents, not hurt them.