You knew I would have to make mention of the article in the Recorder entitled "Council Keeps Wrong Way Parking Ordinance" from three weeks ago. You may remember my post from June on possible revenue enhancement from area authorities which I was widely criticized for publishing.
The second point of my post from June was about ticketing for parking in the wrong direction. Despite comments on the post from city police that it was just a misunderstanding - City Council reaffirmed the ordinance to prohibit parking in the wrong direction on all city streets and support enforcement. You have been warned - you may be ticketed. A quote from the article:
While the issue mainly effected highly travelled streets like Highland Avenue, North Fort Thomas Avenue and South Fort Thomas Avenue, it would be difficult and confusing to allow the parking on less-traveled streets and not busy streets, Steller said. Steller said the hope is that through public education of the ordinance, residents will comply.
Although I understand why parking in the wrong direction is an issue I am not sure what the impetus behind this was as I am unaware of any recent accidents that has created this safety concern on side streets. As a reader pointed out in the comments section of that previous post enforcing this on side streets require more traffic on dead-end or cul-de-sac streets as residents have to drive down and turn around. Funny how our city decides where to spend their time and energies.