Parking in Chicago can get quite confusing at times and especially during the winter season.
Even though there are plenty of side streets and parking garages, there never seems to be even a single space available and personally, I’d rather not be spending $20 or more to park. So when it snows right on top of the City Winter Parking Ban, this problem then becomes a nightmare!
Not only are people looking to park where it’s relatively inexpensive or free, who wants to walk several blocks in the freezing cold, up a hill, both ways, through ten feet of snow?
Most of Chicago’s side streets are posted with signs that read “No parking when snow is over 2 inches – Tow Zone” next to the sign that reads “Winter Parking Ban” This is no joke.
Your car will be towed at an expense no lower than $150! That doesn’t include the $50 ticket fee or the storage fees. You may have not caught the latest news on this dilema, but according to an article on MyFoxChicago.com, “149 cars were towed on the first day of the winter parking ban.”