(Photo submitted with article). Dear TLS,
Your recent news articles concerning snow cleanup and the hazardous road conditions around Lakewood lead to many developments cooperating and organizing optimal parking conditions to enhance the efficiency of snow removal. This lead to me to wonder as to why efficient snow parking procedures must be implemented by members of the community and are dependent on neighbors cooperation and goodwill. Why are there no long term snow parkingregulations for housing developments all over Lakewood, such as the “no parking during snow removal” signs that are frequently seen in other streets?
Furthermore, with housing developments commonly structured with narrow streets, why is there no “one side parking only” regulations that we commonly see on other narrow streets in town? Such parking regulation would not only benefit efficient snow removal but also enhance the safety of our roads all year round as motorists often (have) difficulty navigating the narrow 2 way streets with cars parked on both sides. This is especially difficult for school buses, garbage trucks, and possibly emergency vehicles as well.
I am curious as to how to properly implement such parking regulation in development communities, what are the procedures involved, and what the pros/cons are for 1 sided street parking. I would appreciate any information concerning this matter.
Thank you, A Concerned Citizen