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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Safe Streets Initiative - Phase Four Grace Period begins August 1

The Safe Streets Initiative is a multi-faceted program designed to enhance public safety in neighborhoods near or adjacent to Northern Illinois University. The Safe Streets Initiative comprises three components; proactive policing strategies, enhanced parking regulations, and the establishment of “safe routes” in the affected neighborhoods. Phase Four of the SSI was passed by City Council on Monday, June 23. 

The enhanced parking regulations have been deployed with Phase Four of the program. Signs that display the new parking restrictions have been installed by Public Works staff. A two-week grace period will run from Wednesday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 15. Full enforcement will begin on Thursday, August 16. 

Phase Four establishes additional parking restrictions east of Annie Glidden Road that includes resident parking areas and parking bans from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. A breakdown of these restrictions can be seen here

Residents who qualify for a resident permit may submit an application to the DeKalb Police Station at 700 W Lincoln Highway. A valid state ID or rental lease is needed to verify residency. Please note that it may take as much as one business day to process permit applications. 

To stay up to date on the implementation of new parking restrictions and parking permit guidelines, please visit Safe Streets page.

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