Resident street parking

​The Village of Norridge is unusual in the fact that street parking is
allowed on nearly every street within the village. Any person can park
their car on a village street except for certain sections being
designated “Resident Parking Only,” meaning that a village sticker is
required to park a vehicle on that section of a street. The village
created these restrictions based on a few factors. For example, many of
the residential streets near the Harlem and Irving Park Shopping Center
are marked as resident only to stop overflow shoppers from the mall
taking spots needed by the residents. Streets near Norridge Park are
deemed “resident only” to allow residents to park on their streets when
there are popular events held at the park creating an overflow from the
parking lot located within Norridge Park. The village requested a map
to show all “Resident Only” parking so that village employees would no
longer have to sort through the ordinances to determine the specific
locations and restrictions.

A resident only street parking layer was created and then broken down
according to the village ordinance. Each area was then categorized
based off specific restrictions such as Memorial Day – Labor Day and
Monday – Friday, detailed in the ordinance. The map was then printed
and posted at the front desk in the village hall so that it could be
referenced whenever a resident calls or stops in. The map was also
posted as a PDF on the village website, so that anyone could access the
map and print it at their convenience.

Although the information for “Resident Only” street parking existed
already, GIS allowed the information to be more accessible. Instead of
wasting time sorting through ordinances, village employees and residents
can reference a simple map.

Resident street parking

​The Village of Norridge is unusual in the fact that street parking is
allowed on nearly every street within the village. Any person can park
their car on a village street except for certain sections being
designated “Resident Parking Only,” meaning that a village sticker is
required to park a vehicle on that section of a street. The village
created these restrictions based on a few factors. For example, many of
the residential streets near the Harlem and Irving Park Shopping Center
are marked as resident only to stop overflow shoppers from the mall
taking spots needed by the residents. Streets near Norridge Park are
deemed “resident only” to allow residents to park on their streets when
there are popular events held at the park creating an overflow from the
parking lot located within Norridge Park. The village requested a map
to show all “Resident Only” parking so that village employees would no
longer have to sort through the ordinances to determine the specific
locations and restrictions.

A resident only street parking layer was created and then broken down
according to the village ordinance. Each area was then categorized
based off specific restrictions such as Memorial Day – Labor Day and
Monday – Friday, detailed in the ordinance. The map was then printed
and posted at the front desk in the village hall so that it could be
referenced whenever a resident calls or stops in. The map was also
posted as a PDF on the village website, so that anyone could access the
map and print it at their convenience.

Although the information for “Resident Only” street parking existed
already, GIS allowed the information to be more accessible. Instead of
wasting time sorting through ordinances, village employees and residents
can reference a simple map.