Concordia St. Paul News

February 28, 2014

City of St. Paul Enacts Winter Parking Ban


The City of St. Paul has declared a winter parking ban to ensure that streets remain passable for emergency vehicles. This announcement is important for students/staff/faculty who park on the streets surrounding campus. Please make sure to inform your guests and visitors of the restrictions.

Restrictions will go into effect Saturday, March 1. No parking is permitted on EVEN sides of streets throughout the city until St. Paul lifts the parking ban. It is anticipated that this parking ban will last until a majority of the snow melts. Cars parked in violation of the ban will be issued warning tickets Saturday and towing will begin at 8 a.m. Monday continuing throughout the ban.

The parking ban is in place because St. Paul has had so much snow that streets have narrowed to the point that access for emergency vehicles is restricted, posing a risk to public safety.Vehicles that are parked in violation of the parking restrictions are subject to a ticket and tow.

The streets closest to Concordia’s campus impacted by this parking ban are as follows: There will be no parking on the Dunning side of Griggs, Carroll and Syndicate. Parking on Concordia Avenue and Marshall Avenue will remain under normal parking restrictions.

For more information visit the City’s snow information visit or call 651-266-PLOW.

What you can do to help the parking crunch

Here are a few things that Concordia faculty, staff, and students can do to prevent parking problems posed by the winter parking ban in St. Paul:

  • Make an effort to carpool whenever possible.
  • Check parking availability in lots closest to Gangelhoff Center.
  • Use public transportation. Concordia is served by the Metro Transit system. Call 612-373-3333 or visit for information on bus schedules and routes.
  • Report problems and illegally parked vehicles to Campus Security at (651)641-8278