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KDPS resumes enforcing parking ordinance at pre-pandemic levels

Winter parking regulations coming to an end, same side parking expanding
Posted at 9:09 AM, Jan 27, 2021

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety announced on Wednesday that they’ve resumed street parking enforcement across the City of Kalamazoo.

The announcement comes after parking enforcement was suspended in March 2020 when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officers will resume enforcing City Ordinance 36-170 effective immediately, prohibiting vehicles from parking on any city street between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. unless otherwise allowed by the city’s traffic engineer.

Compliance with the ordinance is critical during winter months because it helps snow removal crews plow streets as needed, KDPS said.

Illegally-parked vehicles during times of heavy snowfall can impede the access of snowplows and emergency vehicles.

Read the full ordinance here.