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Pilot on-street parking changes to be put in place in East Lansing

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 14:19:39-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. — If you live in or around the East Lansing area, you could be seeing changes being made to on-street parking rules.

Community members are being advised that a pilot program will be implemented this month resulting in changes to on-street parking regulations. These changes will be made to designated areas of some East Lansing neighborhoods.

The purpose of the pilot program is to limit on-street parking in areas where roadways are too narrow for safe, two-way vehicular travel. The regulations are also expected to accommodate City services like curbside trash and recycling collection and snow plowing, in addition to travel of emergency vehicles.

The program will be implemented in two phases. The first, Traffic Control Order Number 478, will be going into effect Monday, June 17. This order will eliminate on-street parking on seven streets, located throughout the City, with curb and gutter and a width less than 24 feet.

The second phase, Traffic Control Order Number 479, will put a one-sided parking restriction into the portion of the Bailey Neighborhood bounded by Burcham Drive, Charles Street, Elizabeth Street, Bailey Street, Ann Street and Gunson Street.

The East Lansing City Council unanimously approved this pilot program at its meeting on April 9. The pilot program is expected to be in place for approximately one year and then will be evaluated by staff and Council.

Signs for Traffic Control Order Number 479 have already been installed in impacted areas, but they will remain covered until June 17.

Orange flags will be installed on the signs to alert residents to change.

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