Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

On-Street Parking Ban Eased Slightly

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

On-Street Parking Ban Eased Slightly

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Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer

In some older neighborhoods near downtown Green Cove Springs, parking is a haphazard affair.

Some people's homes have driveways.

Some people's homes do not.

Because of the compact nature of the neighborhoods, many of the people with driveways have enough room for only a car or two.

So most of the residents park on the side of the street in front of their homes.

That leads to what City Manager Don Bowles called dangerous "back and forth weaving" of traffic on those typically narrow streets.

Also, it causes difficulty for public safety personnel, particularly those who drive large vehicles, such as firetrucks, as they try to serve residents on those streets, said Police Chief Gail Russell.

But trying to fix the problem by erecting signs that ban on-street parking can cause frustration among the natives, as Bowles and Russell recently found.

"We have no parking," said Nancy Forehand, who with husband Foster lives on Center Street. …

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