To the many who cannot claim to be frequent visitors to the almighty New York City, the comical sight of two rows of vehicles parked along one side of a roadway on a random weekday afternoon, and stretches of empty space unoccupied on the other, is certainly a foreign appearance.
NYC Signs of Alternate Side Parking are littered all throughout the major and quiet thoroughfares of every borough. They provide times during which the owners of vehicles parked along a specific roadside are to shift their cars to the opposite side so as to allow room for the streets to be cleaned by large vehicles.
At times, alternate side parking signs become invalid, as the parking laws come to be suspended during times of natural disasters such as major flooding or snowstorms. Indeed, it is often impossible for many to move their vehicles at all in such a circumstance, and thus, the requirement that one should rearrange his or her car becomes insignificant.
Alternate side parking signs can be seen in major cities but are unlikely to exist in small towns. These signs certainly present themselves as an inconvenience to many residence however they directly aid to one living in a clean and more sanitary environment.