Can parking be prohibited on my residential street?

Residential streets are designed to be a compromise between providing parking, allowing emergency access, and preventing traffic fromProhibited Parking Zone in a Residential Area driving too fast in front of homes. Residential streets need to be narrow to discourage people from speeding in front of people’s homes, yet they need to be wide enough to allow emergency vehicles to drive past cars that are parked on the street. It is important to note that residential streets are not intended to be wide enough to guarantee that traffic can flow in both directions at the same time.

Amount of Feet Needed on Streets

The narrowest residential streets in Coppell are wide enough to have cars parked on both sides of the street and still provide a minimum of 10 feet between them (and more room is usually available when people have done a good job of parking). Passenger cars are 6 feet wide and fire trucks are 8 feet wide, so each can travel between the parked cars. Forcing cars to take turns traveling in each direction on a residential street is not considered to be a problem that needs to be corrected. In fact, this is a natural way to slow down traffic on a residential street (which people are often worried about).

No Parking Areas

Beyond the situations described, it is not legal to park in front of a fire hydrant or too close to a crosswalk. If there are some cars that chronically park in these areas, we can observe the situation and post a No Parking sign if it is warranted.

Report a Car

If there is an issue with a parked car that seems abandoned, please contact the Police Department at 469-289-3270.

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1. Who do I contact to report a problem with a traffic signal?
2. Who maintains all of the major traffic signals on the outskirts of Coppell?
3. Does the City of Coppell record any of the video from its traffic cameras?
4. How are the yellow and all-red clearance times calculated for a traffic signal?
5. How do you decide where and when to install traffic signals?
6. How do I request a new traffic signal?
7. Who do I contact to report a malfunctioning school zone warning flasher?
8. Can speed bumps/humps be installed on my residential street?
9. Can parking be prohibited on my residential street?
10. What can be done about speeding on my residential street?
11. Can an intersection be changed to allow 2 lanes to turn right?
12. Who maintains all of the signs in the City of Coppell?
13. Can a “Children at Play” sign be installed in our neighborhood?
14. Can a Stop sign be installed on my residential street?
15. Who maintains the pavement markings in the City?
16. What does "Stop Here on Red" mean?