Requests for Parking Restrictions
Parking regulations are approved by the City Council. If you request a change in the existing parking restrictions in front of your property, please contact the Engineering Department at 320-255-7249.
Requests for Traffic Control Signs
Requests for traffic control signs are approved by the City Council. If you request a stop sign or other traffic control sign, please contact the Engineering Department at 320-255-7249.
Children at Play Signs
We often get requests for the installation of Children at Play or similar signage. Although there are a few existing signs of this type located within the City of St. Cloud, we no longer install such signs. We understand that parental concern for the safety of children in the street near home often prompts these requests, but no factual evidence has been presented to document their success in reducing pedestrian accidents and operating speeds of vehicles.
Studies have shown that many types of signs attempting to warn of normal conditions in residential areas have failed to achieve the desired safety benefits. If signs encourage parents and children to believe they have an added degree of protection, which the signs do not and cannot provide, a great disservice results. Children should not be encouraged to play in the streets or alleys. The sign has long been rejected since it is a direct and open suggestion that this behavior is acceptable.