Downtown Madison snow emergency zone expands this winter, city says

The city of Madison is expanding the area in downtown Madison where people are required to follow alternate side parking restrictions during snow emergencies.

The city said Monday that the snow emergency zone includes the isthmus between South Park Street and the Yahara River, and the Greenbush, Vilas, Bay Creek and Schenk-Atwood neighborhoods.

The streets within the snow emergency zone also have a weekly four-hour parking restriction that is enforced regardless of weather.

City officials said that only select streets within the Regent neighborhood part of the zone this winter, which is the first phase of a snow emergency zone expansion that’s expected to be in place by the winter of 2020-2021.

According to the website, streets that are north of Wingra Creek and have a May-to-November weekly four-hour parking prohibition will now have these weekly restrictions in place year-round and are part of the snow emergency zone. Streets that already have the year-round four-hour parking restrictions will also be part of the zone.

On the west side, Virginia Terrace will have a new weekly four-hour parking prohibition and is part of the zone, the city said. On the isthmus, East Gorham Street from North Blair to North Ingersoll streets will have a weekly four-hour parking prohibition, too.

The winter of 2019-2020 is the first phase of a snow emergency zone expansion , and the city plans to continue to expand the zone and the four-hour parking restrictions in future years.

Downtown Madison snow emergency zone expands this winter, city says

For the winter of 2019-2020, select streets within the Regent neighborhood already have the posted year-round four-hour parking restrictions. The further expansion of the zone will start in 2020 as additional signage is installed.

City officials encouraged residents to sign up for the city’s email or text alerts for a snow emergency.

Find more information at cityofmadison.com/winter.

A map on the city’s website outlines the area included in the snow emergency zone.

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