“The Parking Section is defined by using appropriate strategies and oversight to promote compliance with its mission and related goals. This is done by supporting existing and future land uses, assisting the City’s economic development initiatives, and preserving parking by providing adequate and high quality parking resources and related services for all users while maintaining and/or increasing revenues to support future parking development.”
“To protect the City’s investment in the parking system by maintaining and improving on a safe, reliable, and efficient parking facilities and equipment. There will be a continuing need to maintain and improve the City’s existing and future parking facilities and equipment. This will be accomplished by utilizing the necessary training, technologies, and modern equipment. The City of Lincoln’s Parking Section will meet escalating public demands, by increasing the system’s ability to be more efficient, accountable, and responsive. The parking system will continue to efficiently serve the public with the highest standards of quality, safety, and responsiveness while working to increase public parking effectiveness.”
Snow Emergency Information
The Mayor may declare three types of parking bans:
- Snow Emergency: Parking may be banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, arterial streets and City bus routes, as indicated on the map. These routes must remain open for emergency vehicles. Along non-arterial streets, bus routes are marked with signs.
- Snow Removal Districts: When a snow emergency is declared, the Mayor may prohibit parking on both sides of the street in areas designated as snow removal districts. In these areas, the snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area. Typically, snow removal occurs between midnight and 8 a.m. The districts include streets in the following areas:
- Residential: A residential parking ban applies to streets that are not emergency snow routes, arterial streets or bus routes or included in a snow removal district. Parking is first banned on the even-numbered (north and east) side of the street. Once the Mayor has terminated that ban, parking will be banned on the odd-numbered (south and west) side of the street, and parking is again permitted on the even side.
All bans remain in effect until terminated by the Mayor. For maps and more information regarding snow routes and removal, please visit the City of Lincolns Snow Removal Plan
Cars parked illegally during Snow Emergency or Residential Parking bans are subject to fines, towing and storage costs at the owners’ expense. For information on the location of towed vehicles, call the Lincoln Police Service Desk, 441-7204.