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Cheers and jeers

December 1, 2012
The Leader Herald

JEERS - To no changes. It's December again, and the cities of Gloversville and Johnstown are starting to enforce their winter on-street parking bans. Again, we urge the cities to change their winter parking rules. Residents in Gloversville may not park on city streets between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., while in Johnstown, no cars may park on city streets between midnight and 6 a.m. If either city truly wants to make life a little easier for its residents, it should end the winter parking ban. By allowing people to park on at least one side of the street overnight during the winter, as many other cities do, Gloversville and Johnstown would make people feel like the cities are trying to help them, not frustrate them. The parking bans create an inconvenience for many people, and force some motorists to park on lawns or walk several blocks to a public lot or rented parking space. We suggest that in 2013, the cities discuss the winter parking rules in June so they do not continue to be rubber-stamped year after year in November.



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