One of the best lessons to learn during the testing phase of the KC Streetcar is how we – businesses, residents and visitors – need to work together to keep parked vehicles off of the streetcar right-of-way.
After all, one of the city’s new Track Access Rules for the KC Streetcar is to “Never park equipment or vehicles on the track.” This means no portion of the vehicle should touch the streetcar tracks or encroach beyond the white line that runs alongside the tracks.
And, this rule applies to all vehicles, including delivery, U.S. postal and emergency vehicles.
Here’s a fresh idea of how you can help. Be sure to communicate to every one of your employees and your delivery services – i.e., FedEx, UPS, caterers, etc., – to follow the new parking restrictions on the streetcar route OR to find alternative delivery options for bringing your goods into your workplaces.
As per City Ordinance 150406, vehicles that park outside of the white lines and/or illegally double-park on the streetcar tracks will be subject to ticketing with fines up to $500, and possibly towing.
For more information about streetcar safety and the new rules of the road, visit kcstreetcar.org.