No standing and no parking in NYC means no halting your chariot
C’mon man, how can standing and parking mean the same thing, i.e. stopping?
Because in the wacky world of NYC parking tickets, if you halt your vehicle alongside the curb [*], you are standing and parking. The difference between the two is the activity you can perform in each zone.
You can stop temporarily, drop-off or pick up people, and skedaddle in a no standing zone. In a no parking zone, you can stop temporarily, drop-off or pick-up people and property, and skedaddle.
No standing signs are ubiquitous throughout NYC. Can you guess how many different no standing violations exist in Parking Ticket Land?
Can you park your commercial vehicle in a no-parking area to make a delivery or service call? Yes!
[*Larry’s note: If you halt your car on the roadway side of a vehicle stopped, standing, or parked alongside the curb, you are “double parking.” I’ll write more about double parking in another blog post].