Berkeley police announce increased Durant Avenue parking enforcement

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Berkeley Police Department plans to increase enforcement of double-parking rules on Durant Avenue from May 6 to 7.

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Berkeley Police Department, or BPD, will enforce double-parking violations on the 2500 block of Durant Avenue between the hours of 7 and 11 p.m. from May 6 to 7 in an attempt to increase accessibility and safety, as first reported by Berkeleyside.

BPD Lt. Chris Bonaventure said the increased police presence will not necessarily lead to more tickets, emphasizing the department’s focus on issuing warnings and educating residents about the dangers of double parking — and in some cases triple-parking — that the department has witnessed on Durant.

The “parking enforcement operation” comes a response to an increase in community complaints concerning vehicles impeding the avenue during “busy hours,” according to a BPD press release.

“The Berkeley Police Department would like to remind everyone that double-parking in the City of Berkeley is prohibited,” the press release reads. “When multiple people double-park their vehicles on a roadway, it runs the risk blocking or delaying mass transportation, critical emergency services and other large such vehicles.”

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