Quinn Hopes to Put Brakes on Difficult Parking Rules

Drivers dealing with the one-two punch of alternate side parking rules and incessant tickets have Council Speaker Christine Quinn's ear.

Quinn will be taking up their cause during her State of the City speech Tuesday.

Quinn wants to reduce street cleaning in certain areas and create an online map that shows what blocks are closed for filming, construction or street fairs.

She's also proposing legislation that would require traffic enforcement agents to cancel tickets when proof of muni-meter payment is presented to an officer.

Currently, drivers are often informed that tickets can't be canceled once the process has begun and their only recourse is fighting the ticket in court.