OK, parking scufflaws, you’ve been warned. The City of Greenville’s Parking Services department will issue warning tickets for vehicles parked on Main Street from Beattie Place to River Street between 5 and 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Parking is prohibited on Main Street on Wednesdays during that two-hour period to give the city’s street sweepers a clear path. The mechanical street sweepers remove material that collects in the gutters to prevent storm drain blockages and to keep pollutants from entering the storm drain system. Parked vehicles prevent the equipment from reaching the curb, reducing the effectiveness.
When cars are parked illegally on Main Street, the street sweepers are forced to maneuver around them, something that’s more difficult during leaf season. Typically, illegal parking begins to increase around 5:30 a.m. as walkers and runners arrive downtown and park near Falls Park, said Brittany Moore, parking sales and marketing manager.
The city will begin issuing tickets for illegal parking on Nov. 9.