St. Paul might limit street parking t...

St. Paul might limit street parking through end of brutal winter

There are 4 comments on the TwinCities story from Feb 23, 2014, titled St. Paul might limit street parking through end of brutal winter. In it, TwinCities reports that:

Despite snow crews' efforts to clear St. Paul roads after last week's snowstorm, the city may decide this week to enforce a city-wide parking ban.

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Joe Blow

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 24, 2014
If they would just learn how to run a snow emergency and then train the plow drivers to plow instead of taking breaks all the time, there would not be a problem. The last three snow emergencies, the drivers on my street take 45 minute breaks in the middle of the prime time plowing time. They also do not plow the main streets when necessary. Can't fix poor plowing with more incompetent drivers.
Billy Bigrigger

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Feb 25, 2014
Obviously those judging Mr Blows's comment do not either live or drive in St Paul. If they did, they would understand that St Paul sends NO plows out until after the snow stops and is compacted into ICE. This has been true as long as I have been driving in St Paul which is over 20 years.
PB in Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 25, 2014
I've lived in St Paul for nearly 20 years on an out of the way, little-used street. The street was entirely torn up & replaced several years ago. Since then, when it snows, it's like a parade of plows here. I don't know if it's because the street is still in excellent shape and easy to plow, or because very few people park on the street, or maybe a VIP lives somewhere nearby. This street is usually in great shape very soon after a snow storm, yet nearby major streets that are heavily traveled remain a mess for days.
I don't want to complain about having a well-plowed street, but something seems out of whack here.
Billy Bigrigger

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Feb 25, 2014
PB in Saint Paul wrote:
I've lived in St Paul for nearly 20 years on an out of the way, little-used street. The street was entirely torn up & replaced several years ago. Since then, when it snows, it's like a parade of plows here. I don't know if it's because the street is still in excellent shape and easy to plow, or because very few people park on the street, or maybe a VIP lives somewhere nearby. This street is usually in great shape very soon after a snow storm, yet nearby major streets that are heavily traveled remain a mess for days.
I don't want to complain about having a well-plowed street, but something seems out of whack here.
I moved in in 1974. At that time we had a County Assessor living on the block. Not only was our street plowed at 8:01 AM, our taxes never seemed to change. It took a few years after the VIP moved, for the city to realize it and place our street into "Normal Rotation". but it was great while it lasted. I think the new crews the City has have missed the call of "meaningful work" and are simply riding the gravy train.

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