Cul-de-Sac Parking Policy
Post date: May 20, 2014 2:45:6 AM
PARKING POLICY in Cul-de-Sacs (Important update - May 19, 2014):
The City of Las Cruces Traffic Engineering Dept (TED) staff recently determined that "no parking" signage was missing in the two Los Alamos Court cul-de-sacs. One north and one south of Morningstar.
According to the TED, traffic management standards require "no parking" in nearly all city street cul-de-sacs. This standard is especially true in the Rancho Lomas subdivision due to the street surface width. The no parking policy is to enable unencumbered access for city utility vehicles (such as refuse/recycling trucks) and even more importantly, emergency vehicles. Vehicles parked in the cul-de-sacs narrow the street width to a dimension that is simply too small to accommodate such service vehicles. Since the TED assigns a top priority to enabling life safety vehicle access, a no parking policy is considered to be the norm in nearly all subdivisions created over the past 15- 20 years.
A total of five cul-de-sacs are in place within the Rancho Lomas subdivision. Of the five, three of them in Monte Bello Dr and Montecito Ct are signed "no parking" and have been for many years. The remaining two, in Los Alamos Ct, are not similarly signed. Nevertheless, parking is prohibited in all Rancho Lomas cul-de-sacs and the two located in Los Alamos Court are now marked as "no parking".
City Codes Enforcement Office is aware of this recent signage change along Los Alamos Ct and their officers plan to monitor parking activity in the cul-de-sacs. Over the past several weeks, vehicles have been parked within these cul-de-sac areas. Vehicles continuing such parking may be ticketed and possibly removed at owner's expense should the violation become chronic.
Please be aware of this change and make sure any parked vehicles are contained in driveways. Codes Enforcement is also monitoring vehicles parked on sidewalks which is likewise prohibited.
Again, please be aware of these new no parking conditions within the Los Alamos Court.