HARTFORD, CONN. (January 12, 2017) – Today, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced a new snow emergency parking initiative designed to increase resident awareness of parking bans, decrease the number of tickets and tows, and facilitate access to alternative parking locations. Under the Parking Ban Blue Light Initiative, blue lights have been installed at 16 major intersections, and will be illuminated 6 hours before a parking ban takes effect. The light will remain illuminated throughout the duration of the parking ban, signaling to residents that it is necessary to move cars parked on city streets.  In addition, 7 new “Blue Light Lots” have been identified and dedicated solely for use during snow emergency parking bans. These newly designated “Blue Light Lots” will provide more parking options for residents who do not have access to off-street parking. 

“Over the past year, we’ve taken many steps to improve awareness about parking bans – including text messages, emails, and automated phone calls to residents,” said Mayor Luke Bronin. “The Blue Light Initiative is the next step. The lights will be visible at a number of prominent intersections and will send a clear message: when the lights are blue, move your car.  That way, our Public Works team can work quickly to clear the streets curb to curb, and residents can avoid the burden of being ticketed and towed.”

Mayor Bronin also encouraged residents to sign up to receive alerts from the City of Hartford by registering online at   “We’re not going to overuse this alert system, and you can always decide to unsubscribe.  But we encourage you to sign up so that you can get timely, important information about what’s happening in the City – including parking bans.” 

Snow emergency parking bans may be declared anytime there is predicted snowfall of four inches or more.  During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to one of the following authorized parking areas before the start of the parking ban:

Blue Light Lots

• Blue Light Lot 1                                         130 Sisson Avenue

• Blue Light Lot 2                                         2404 Main Street

• Blue Light Lot 3                                         135 Main Street

• Blue Light Lot 4                                         50 Curcombe Street

• Blue Light Lot 5                                         20 Francis Court                                                     

• Blue Light Lot 6                                         60 Chadwick Street

• Blue Light Lot 7                                         11 Flower Street                                               

City Parks & Centers

• Colt Park                                                   Warwarme Street Lot                

• Elizabeth Park                                           Asylum Street Lot                 

• Elizabeth Park                                           Prospect Avenue Lot          

• Goodwin Park                                           Hubbard Avenue Lot          

• Goodwin Park                                           Maple Ave. Golf Course Lot                    

• Keney Park                                                Woodland Street Lot 

• Keney Park                                                Ridgefield Street Lot

• Rocky Ridge Park                                      Zion Street Lot

• Thomas J. Hyland Memorial Park            Ansonia Street Lot

• Foster Heights Park                                 Amherst Street Lot

• Holcomb Health Services Campus         2 Holcomb Street Lot

• North End Senior Center                        80 Coventry Street Lot

• Parker Memorial Community Center    2621 Main Street Lot

• Metzner Recreation Center                   680 Franklin Avenue Lot

• Arroyo Recreation Center                     30 Pope Park Drive Lot

• All Hartford District School Parking Lots. For a complete list, visit and select “District.”