No standing and no parking in NYC means no halting your chariot
C’mon man, how can these two words mean the same thing, i.e. halting my motor vehicle? 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.
For example, you can stop temporarily, drop off or pick up people, and skedaddle in a no-standing zone. However, in a no-parking zone, you can stop temporarily, drop off or pick up people and property, before you skedaddle.
Can you park your commercial vehicle in a no-parking area to make a delivery or service call?
Can you unload your groceries in a no standing zone?
Nope., only people
Can you stop temporarily to drop off people in a truck loading only zone?
Standing and parking rules can be very tricky and costly in NYC. These rules don’t make common sense to most drivers and I don’t blame them. Can you imagine if you live in a no standing zone and get a $115 parking ticket for unloading your groceries. Yikes!
I seriously recommend learning the rules and their application to real life parking situations. You may save yourself a bunch of bucks.
[*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].