Category: transportation

River Access?

By , February 26, 2015 10:37 pm

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More Hartford Public School Students to Receive Bicycles

By , February 18, 2015 6:00 am

Not to be outdone by SAND, six students at Milner who have had perfect attendance in November, December, and January of this school year, will be given free bicycles and helmets on Wednesday.

The Julio Lozada Foundation is providing the equipment for students at the school on Vine Street.


Art Sled Derby 2015

By , February 14, 2015 6:16 pm

For the third year in a row, the Art Sled Derby brought hundreds of people to Elizabeth Park. Saturday’s free event attracted children, college students, and people who should be old enough to know better than to ride items down a hill that could potentially impale them.

Dave Mourad gets a push from Heather MacFarlane. He proposed to her just moments before.

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Storm Info: February 15, 2015

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Emergency Shelter

Anyone in need of emergency shelter can call 211.

The following shelters will remain open throughout the storm:  ImmaCare: 560 Park St, (860) 724-4823; McKinney Shelter: 34 Huyshope Ave, (860) 722-6922; South Park Inn: 75 Main St, (860) 724-0071.

Snow Removal

Tenants, property owners, and occupants are responsible for clearing snow and ice within five hours after the storm has ended.

Parking Ban

There will be yet another parking ban, reportedly beginning at 12:01 Sunday morning and ending at 6 on Sunday evening. This is according to the City of Hartford website. No email was sent by the mayor’s communication team.

The norm had been to give residents four hours to remove vehicles from public school and other approved lots, but the time frame was significantly shortened during the last storm. This time, no grace period has been announced.

Snow Storm Aftermath

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By , February 10, 2015 7:41 am

Here are the numbers released by the Hartford Police Department:

Vehicles towed during Monday’s storm: 10

Vehicles towed during last week’s: 515

Tickets issued for violating parking ban on Monday: 49

Tickets issued for violating parking ban last week: 733

The HPD says there was more compliance this time.

How are the streets? Is yours plowed curb-to-curb?

Storm Info for 2/8-2/10

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By , February 8, 2015 4:10 pm

According to one of the mayor’s spokeswomen, there is a parking ban in Hartford from midnight of Sunday/Monday until 6a.m. on Tuesday. Hartford Public Schools will be closed yet again on Monday.

As of publication, this message was not posted on the City of Hartford website nor sent via email.

We hope it’s safe to assume that the parking lots to be used during this parking ban are the same as from previous ones.

We will post updates here as we receive information.

UPDATE 8 Feb 2015 5:15 p.m.

A press release was just sent out saying that Mayor Segarra has “declared a snow emergency parking ban” effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday. Same lots as always appear to be available for residents who do not have off-street parking.

UPDATE 8 Feb 2015 11:35 p.m.

The City of Hartford has this notice posted on its website:

UPDATE 9 Feb 2015:

If you were hoping for another case of deja vu, here it is. The City of Hartford is again playing around with the time that the parking ban is over. They say that the parking ban is lifted at 6 on Monday and that residents must removed vehicles by 8p.m. There is no reason given for why the normal four-hour grace period is not provided.

Oh, Nevermind: Parking Ban Game On

By , February 2, 2015 8:57 pm

So, now the City of Hartford has extended the parking ban through 9 a.m. on February 3rd. Residents will have until noon to get cars out of those lots. Hartford Public Schools are closed.


Parking Ban Update 2/2/15

Even though the parking ban was originally scheduled to last until 11p.m. with a four-hour grace period, the ban is now being lifted at 6p.m. and the City of Hartford says all vehicles must be removed from the authorized lots by 10 tonight.

If this seems like deja vu, it’s because the City of Hartford did essentially the same thing during the previous snow event — first announcing one time, then shortening it. Some residents are already suspicious about why vehicles were towed from school lots last week; the constantly changing time frames no doubt create more trust in local government.

Towing and Ticketing Vehicles

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Were people too tipsy after that game last night to bother relocating their vehicles from city streets to parking lots and driveways?

If you are one of the people whose car is on the street, figure out where else it can go and get it there.

UPDATE: As of noon on Monday, 515 vehicles have been towed and 733 have been issued tickets for violating the parking ban.

Winter Storm Information

By , January 23, 2015 5:16 pm

The City of Hartford has declared a parking ban effective at 12:01 Saturday morning (just past midnight tonight) lasting through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.

The purpose of a parking ban is to allow plow trucks to remove snow from the roadways. Vehicles should be parked in public school lots or at these other locations for the duration of the ban: ¬†Morgan Street Garage, 2 Holcomb Street Lot, Keney Park Entrance Lot at Ridgefield Street, KDA Center Lot on Naugatuck Street, Pope Park Center Lot via Park Terrace, Metzner Center Lot on Franklin Avenue, Colt Park Lot via Wawarme Avenue, and Elizabeth Park lots. Continue reading 'Winter Storm Information'»

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