What are usual restrictions for parking on the street?


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Parking laws vary and change depending on location, state laws, local ordinances and community home associations; contact the local city clerk, township manager or neighborhood association for more information in a specific area, advises the Family Motor Coach Association. Most public parking policies are displayed by signs, meters or are posted on the street with spaces marked by lines or color codes.

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Most state statutes offer a common sense restriction for parking. For instance, the Texas state statutes declare parking on the street is prohibited in a crosswalk, within 15 or more feet of a flashing signal, fire station, roadway stop sign, safety zone or railroad track and anywhere otherwise that is marked by a sign prohibiting parking.

Parking on the street in residential areas is also dictated by parking provisions in the specific zoning area. For example, a single family dwelling in both Alaska and California requires one parking space, which is generally the parking requirement in residential zoning.

The type of vehicle and the duration of parking effect restrictions also. Public parking control such as paid meters and outlined parking space sizing is an attempt to promote these restrictions. Most residential zoning parking ordinances find the parking of recreational or commercial vehicles incompatible with residential development, notes the American Planning Association.

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