Elysian Valley  — RVs, campers and large trucks would be prohibited from parking overnight on several streets under a proposal made by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.

Officials have been imposing similar restrictions across the city to deal with persons who live and sleep in vehicles parked on city streets.

In this case, however, O’Farrell’s motion now making its way through City Hall says the overnight parking ban is intended to deal with “public safety issues” and “dangerous situations” created by the parking of large vehicles that “constrict travel lanes.”

Vehicles that are longer than 22 feet and taller than 7 feet would be banned from parking between 2 am and 6 am on these streets:

  • Lowe Street between Queen Street and Blimp Street
  • Blimp Street between Lowe Street and Blake Avenue
  • Fruitdale Street between Ripple Street and the cul-de-sac
  • Ripple Street between Newell Street and Rosanna Street
  • Ripple Place between Rosanna Street and the northerly cul-de-sac
  • Glenview Avenue between its southern and northern cul-de-sacs
  • Blake Avenue between Rich Street and Gail Street

That adds up to a little more than a mile of roadway on the north end of the neighborhood. Violators would be towed away.

The motion is scheduled to be reviewed and voted upon by the City Council on Dec. 11.


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