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On-Street Parking in Westwood

posted Jun 7, 2017, 7:25 AM by Nancy Vinsel   [ updated Aug 29, 2017, 7:32 PM by Westwood City Clerk ]
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We received 54 responses to the parking survey to date, representing 45 Westwood households.  The majority of respondents do not perceive any parking problems in Westwood and are strongly opposed to parking restrictions.  Of the responses, 65% reported they do not experience parking problems in Westwood, and 35% reported they experience parking problems in Westwood.  The most-reported parking problems are cars parked directly across from one’s driveway or parked near stop signs/intersections. 

 

After reviewing the data at the June 6, 2017 Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board will not implement parking restrictions.  Nancy Vinsel provided Westwood’s security officers with the survey results; their patrols will include additional focus on identified issues and areas.   

 

We encourage each resident to practice common sense and an attitude of neighborliness when it comes to on-street parking.  Below are the Metro Ordinances that apply to street parking.  Residents should contact Louisville Metro Police Department at the non-emergency telephone number (502-574-7111 or 502-572-2111) to report a violation of Metro Louisville parking ordinances.

 

§ 72.035 LIMITATIONS OF STOPPING AND PARKING.

   It shall be a parking violation for the operator of any vehicle to stop or park such vehicle except in a case of real emergency or in compliance with the provisions of this traffic code or when directed by a police officer or traffic sign or signal at any time in the following places:

   (A)   On the mainly-traveled portion of any roadway or on any other place in the roadway where vehicles stand in any manner other than as specified in § 72.034.

   (B)   Within an intersection.

   (C)   On a sidewalk.

   (D)   Within four feet of a public or private driveway.

   (E)   Within ten feet of a fire hydrant.

   (F)   Within a crosswalk.

   (G)   Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping or parking would obstruct traffic.

   (H)   Close enough to any railroad track so as to obstruct the movement of locomotives or cars.

   (I)   Within any part of an alley within the central traffic district.

   (J)   On that portion of public property located between the sidewalk and the curb-line of the street or, where there are no sidewalks, off of any paved area.

   (K)   Within any area marked as a TARC zone.

   (L)   Within any area where official signs prohibit parking and stopping.

   (M)   In front of sidewalk ramps provided for persons with disabilities.

   (N)   On each corner and all eight sides of an intersection, within 30 feet from the beginning and/or ending of any intersection, flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway.

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