You asked ... about driveway parkingQ. Is there a law prohibiting people who park in their driveway from blocking the sidewalk?
Q. Is there a law prohibiting people who park in their driveway from blocking the sidewalk?
A. Police Chief Tim Sletten said is is illegal for any person
to stop, stand or park a vehicle — except when necessary to avoid conflict, with other traffic or in compliance with the specific directions of a
police officer or traffic control device — on a sidewalk.
It is also illegal to park or stop a vehicle in front of a public or private driveway, within an intersection, on a crosswalk, in an alley or at any place where there is a yellow painted curb.
General parking prohibitions include several other restricted areas, Sletten said, including 10 feet of a fire hydrant, within 20 feet of a crosswalk at any intersection and in a sign-posted fire lane.
For prohibitions, visit the city's Web site at www.red-wing.org.