The city of Milton, Wisconsin, passed an ordinance this week that will ban almost all semi truck parking on city streets.
On October 1, the Milton city council passed an ordinance restricting semi truck parking on all but 1 city street by a 6 to 1 vote. The parking ordinance will prevent drivers from parking their trucks on residential roadways in front of their own homes.
The ordinance cites the possibility of damage to streets and safety issues caused by visibility obstruction as reasons for the truck parking ban.
Per the ordinance, the only street in the city that truck drivers may park on is Commerce Way. This location was selected for overnight truck parking because it is an undeveloped part of the town, the GazetteXtra reports.
The ordinance also forbids parking a semi truck more than 48 hours in a single week on Commerce Way.
City officials say that truck drivers who cannot park on Commerce Way can park at businesses that allow truck parking in their lots.
An earlier version of the ordinance would have allowed for truck parking in a residential driveway.
Council member Bill Wilson said, “What we have come up with is something that addresses the residential concerns that have been expressed and also provides a way … for the owners or places that use these types of vehicles to have a place in the city to park.”
Milton is the latest in a long string of cities to crack down on truck parking in the past few years. Other places that have recently nixed some or all truck parking on their streets include Joliet, Illinois, Ozark, Missouri, and Lee County, Florida.