Too many vehicles, and too little available street parking; that’s the dilemma some Naperville residents are experiencing. What is one to do?
Parking on the street in Naperville is prohibited from 2 to 5 a.m. Additionally, vehicles may not block any portion of the sidewalk, roadway, or curb line. The City sees this as addressing security and safety issues, while some neighborhood residents consider this as an inconvenience resulting in a huge headache.
Some council members view this as a one-size-fits-all issue, create an ordinance in which everyone abides by the same parameters, others think it should be flexible based on specific circumstances. The question becomes, how do you make this fair for everybody. The answer is you can’t unless one-size fits all.
Watch and listen to councilman Paul Leong as he questions/challenges Bill Novack, Director of Transportation, Engineering, and Development (TED) regarding Naperville’s current parking restrictions and the possible flexible guidelines:
Finally councilman Paul Hinterlong reaches into his bag of common sense, keeping it simple, and being pragmatic:
Here is a unique idea, rather than using a garage as a gigantic garbage can, how about using it to house a vehicle or two.