BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The City of Buffalo announced Monday winter parking regulations on bus routes and side streets with 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. alternate parking will go into place Wednesday, December 2.
Officials also announced a pilot program which aims to assist city residents with alternate street parking during snow events.
Residents can sign up for the BuffAlert Parking Update initiative by texting JOIN PARKINGUPDATES to 30890. Officials say once enrolled you will receive a text message or phone call 24 hours before the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. restrictions need to be enforced for snow maintenance. Officials say the goal of the program is to give residents ample time to move their vehicles.
"With the return of winter weather to our region, it is very difficult for crews to plow streets where vehicles are parked on both sides in the 9am-4pm Alternate Parking Zones. Through this creative initiative, residents can work with the City to make our Alternate Street Parking Assistance Plan work this winter," said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
The city will evaluate the effectiveness of the new program each week.
“I encourage residents to take an active role in assisting snow removal crews by signing up for this program. Your cooperation is a critical component in this plan to keep our streets safe for all motorists this winter," said Parking Commissioner Kevin Helfer.