Parking restrictions on some city streets are being tightened up so that public works crews will have a better shot at cleaning the streets.
As a general rule, there is no overnight parking on most streets in Niagara Falls. On some streets, however, overnight parking is permitted on alternating sides of the street in blocks where there are inadequate driveways for off-street parking.
On still other streets, parking is restricted on just one day of each week during the winter and spring but there are no restrictions during the summer and fall; these are the streets that will be affected by the new rule.
Effective today, the restrictions on those streets will be in effect throughout the year, instead of just during the winter and spring.
"As a result, there is no parking (on designated days) in these areas, year-round," according to Public Works Director Ronald Shiesley. "This will facilitate street sweeping and leaf removal operations throughout the city."