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Monday, December 7, 2015

Parking between the sidewalk and the street

"... Sect 146-531 defines the sidewalk as “the portion of the street between the curblines or the lateral lines of a roadway and the adjacent property lines intended for use by pedestrians”.  A curbline is the edge where a raised curb meets a street or other roadway.  From an engineering perspective, the actual raised curbs are not intended for or designed to support vehicles parking on them.  Based on the how “sidewalk” is defined in the City code, the design/intent of a curb from an engineering perspective (and to prevent damage to our curbs) and our established practice for enforcement, parking on the curb or anywhere between the curbline and adjacent property line is illegal per Sect 154-923(a)(1).  Per Sect 154-923(a)(6), parking within 20 feet of an intersection is also illegal.  Signage is not required in either instance for enforcement.  I will have my parking enforcement staff inspect this location for possible illegal parking.


Mark D. Jernigan, P.E., PMP, LTC (Ret)
Director, Department of Public Works
City of New Orleans
1300 Perdido St, Suite 6W03
New Orleans, LA 70112
Office: 504-658-8000

Fax: 504-658-8007