EDITOR’S NOTE: We went to Carey Chauvin, the city-parish’s interim public works director, for answers to these two questions about parking.
QUESTION: When is parking on the grass in the front yard of your residence in East Baton Rouge permitted?
ANSWER: The Code of Ordinances Title 11, Chapter 28, Section 11:415 (a) 22) states: Parking is not allowed on the grass in the front yard of the residence and the street of any lot in the A1, A2, A2.5, A3, or A4 districts and in recognized subdivisions in the rural district.
QUESTION: Is parking permitted on the “right of way,” the area East Baton Rouge sets aside for street lights, mailboxes, and street signs?
ANSWER: There are various sections of the Code of Ordinances that prohibit/restrict the use of the right-of-way for private purposes. Specific to parking, Title 11, Chapter 28, Section 11:423 of the Code of Ordinances states: No person shall permit his vehicle, either as an operator or registered owner, to remain parked on any street for a period of time longer than 9 hours of any 24 hour period beginning at 6 a.m. of one day to 6 a.m. of the next day, and the vehicle can only be so parked if parking is specifically permitted under other provisions of this title.
You can research all the city-parish traffic ordinances online at municode.com.
QUESTION: Sidewalks were recently installed on both sides of Kenilworth Boulevard on the end by Perkins Road. When are they going to put sidewalks in on the one remaining block, at the Highland Road end?
ANSWER: Thomas A. Stephens, chief design and construction engineer for the Public Works and Planning Center, notes the sidewalks were installed along Perkins from the east side of the Pennington Research Center to Kenilworth Boulevard, and along the west side of Kenilworth Boulevard, from Perkins to Blendon Drive. “The work includes over 4,400 feet of new walks as well as crosswalk improvements on Kenilworth at Perkins Road.
“There is an existing sidewalk along the west side of the section of Kenilworth Boulevard between Highland Road and Menlo, and a walk along Highland to provide a pedestrian route to the Kenilworth shopping center. At this time, there are no plans to install a walk on the east side of Kenilworth.”
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