City Codes - Do you know the rules?

In our old neighborhood, many people regularly park on the street for various reasons. Folks tend to become complaisant about their parking habits, or they do not know the code.

Here are a few parking rules that are often ignored:

Park in the direction of the flow of traffic. Wheels should be within 18 inches of the right-hand curb.

Do NOT park within:
20 ft of an intersection cross walk
30 ft of a Yield sign, Stop sign or traffic light
15 ft of a fire hydrant

Of course, do not park in front of a driveway or on a sidewalk, and do not double park.

Alley pickup of garbage and recyclables is a valuable asset to most people living in Monte Vista. The city can (and does) refuse alley pickup if alleys are not properly maintained. Homeowner are responsible for keeping their alley clear. City Code specifies that alleys must have clearance 15 ft wide and 14 ft high. No obstacles or debris stockpiles. Trim and clear overhanging brush and tree limbs. There must be a clear path through the entire alley.

Do your part to keep your alley open and “Save the Alley Pickup!"

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Monte Vista Historical Association
PO Box 12386
San Antonio, Texas 78212