City of Alameda to Launch New Parking Enforcement Service

City of Alameda to Launch New Parking Enforcement Service

The City of Alameda will launch its new parking enforcement service on May 23 with improved enforcement in the Park Street and Webster Street areas.

The program aims to increase compliance with parking rules to ensure spaces are available for visitors, crosswalks and bike lanes are clear, accessible parking zones are reserved for people with disability placards, street sweeping keeps debris out of our waterways, and more.

The new service moves most parking enforcement activities from the Alameda Police Department (APD) to the Public Works Department, enabling it to focus more closely on transportation and clean water goals. APD will continue to handle vehicle towing in the public right-of-way, including the abandoned vehicle program.

The City of Alameda encourages drivers to do the following:
• Always check signs, curb paint, and parking meter screens, even if there’s a parklet between the parking space and the curb.
• Pay at the meter 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, except posted holidays.
• Do not overstay posted time limits.
• Never double-park, park in a red zone, block a sidewalk or crosswalk, or park in an area protected with bollards. These cause safety hazards.
• In the Park Street area, avoid circling for parking by going straight to the Civic Center Parking Structure at 1416 Oak St. Parking here is cheaper and more plentiful than on the street.
• Bike, walk, or take transit.

For more information, visit the city’s newly published parking webpage and FAQs at www.AlamedaParking.org.

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