Angle Parking Rules in NYC

It goes without saying that blocking any part of the road when you park is a quick way to get a parking ticket or worse: towed. But there are some cases where parking your vehicle at an angle is ok.

The overwhelming majority of parking spaces in New York City require that you park parallel to the curb. However, specially marked angled parking spots and signs do exist. When you are parking at an angle, your vehicle still cannot be blocking the flow of traffic, so you’re going to have to find a different spot for your limousine.

As per the Rules of the City of New York:

No vehicle that is too long and/or too wide to be parked within a single designated parking space shall be parked in such a space which is designated for angle parking.

There is one vehicle type that can freely park at an angle to the curb almost everywhere. Two-wheeled vehicles, such as motorcycles, motor scooters, and mopeds are permitted to park at an angle as long as no part of the vehicle is more than 6 feet from the curb and at least one of the wheels is touching the curb.

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