GRPD: Odd-even parking a priority this weekend

Grand Rapids
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids drivers, consider this your warning: Police will be making odd-even parking a priority this snowy weekend.

“Help us keep the streets clear and your money in your pocket,” the Grand Rapids Police Department said in a tweet about the weekend enforcement.

Odd-even parking runs from 12:01 a.m. Nov. 1 through 11:59 p.m. April 1 in Grand Rapids.

This is how the city explains it:

“Odd-even parking restrictions mean that on each even numbered day starting at 1 a.m. and until 6 p.m., parking is prohibited on the odd numbered side of the street. On each odd numbered day starting at 1 a.m. and until 6 p.m., parking is prohibited on the even numbered side of the street. From 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. each day, parking is permitted on both sides of the street.”

A lot of people use this saying to help them remember “think ahead before bed.”

For example, Sunday is Jan. 27. If you get home before 6 p.m. and live on an odd-even parking street you need to park on the odd side of the street. You must then remember enforcement for the next day will begin at 1 a.m. so you would need to move your car to the even side of the street before you go to bed.

>>MAP: Grand Rapids streets with odd-even parking

Odd-even parking is not enforced between the hours of 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. so you can park on any side of the street then.

If you don’t follow the ordinance, it could cost you $20.

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