Some residents living on Plamondon between Westbury and Lemieux are upset about a new street cleaning schedule. They say it's making parking a nightmare and they've started a petition to press city officials for changes.
The Côte-des-Neiges borough has changed street cleaning so residents have to move their cars for street cleaning twice a week for two hours.
Except on Plamondon where residents have one week day to park without having to move their car.
“Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 AM to 11 AM you can’t park on any given side of the street, for example if you take your kids to school when you come back you have no where to park because all the spots are taken, every single day of the week, except for Friday,” resident Schneur Rabin, who started the petition said.
His neighbour says it’s particularly annoying because the street has a synagogue, school and day care.
“It’s a very busy area, a lot of children get dropped off, so it causes difficulties, the city was functioning perfectly before the changes were made.”
The borough told CJAD on 90 percent of the streets, residents only have to move their car twice a week.
It said the street cleaning schedule is complex and that's why some streets like Plamondon have this problem.
It says it will try to rectify it, but it'll take at least a month.
“I find that unacceptable, if someone parks there for 30 seconds they can get a ticket, but the city can take their time to change the signs.”
“If they cared about the community, they would have done some research, a survey or something, at the least they would have been a notice in every mail box. But they did none of that,” Rabin added.