City Initiates Trial Parking Plan During Future City Wide Parking Bans

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By Carol McCracken  (Post # 1,673)

Starting on January 1, 2014, the city of Portland is initiating a trial program allowing for additional, limited on-street parking on three  (3) specific streets on the Portland Peninsula during city-wide parking bans.  These three locations are as follows:

1. Western Promenade – Bowdoin Street to West Street (waterside),

2. Eastern Promenade – Turner Street to East End School property Light Pole 33 (waterside), and

3. Marginal Way Plowman Street to Just Before the Entrance Area to the East End Waste Water Treatment Plant. (waterside)

The       three (3) street segments will provide more parking options for citizens in addition to the off-street city-wide parking ban areas currently designated for use in Portland.  Special signage has been installed to assist the public in identifying these new locations.  All vehicles must be removed on or before 8 am every day,.

“We are trying these additional on-street parking locations as a trial option for this winter.  Our plan is to gather feedback from the public and city agencies during the 2013 – 2014 Winter Season in order to determine the feasibility of making this a permanent feature of our winter program.  We greatly appreciate the cooperation and responsiveness of our Portland residents in complying with City wide-parking bans and believe these new options provide more parking yet do not impair plowing operations,” said Michael Bobinsky, Director of Public Services.

All comments and feedback on this trail program is to be directed to Eric Labelle, Deputy Director.  Eric can be contacted by calling 874-8801 or email him at elabelle@portlandmaine.gov