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Press Release #10-063

Seth Solomonow/Monty Dean (212) 839-4850

NYC DOT Releases 2011 Alternate Side Parking Calendar

New Yorkers can receive ASP and other updates directly to their phones

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that the 2011 Alternate Side Parking (ASP) Rules Suspension Calendar is now posted on its Web site at Alerts for both planned and unscheduled ASP suspension can be obtained via several platforms, including e-mail and Twitter. The regular ASP calendar is also available for download to Outlook, Google and iCal calendars as part of DOT’s ongoing effort to expand the use of technology to make more information accessible. DOT also provides access to real-time traffic flow maps and data, parking regulations, weekly street closures and other changes to the City’s street network in formats useful to both the general public and application developers.

“New Yorkers are constantly on the move and depend on a steady stream of data to get where they’re going,” said DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. “By opening up our information and encouraging developers to use it, we hope to see the most modern, up-to-date applications available for New Yorkers to learn about real-time traffic and parking conditions.”

The 2011 ASP Rules Suspension Calendar may be imported into Outlook, iCal or Google Calendar and downloaded as a printer-ready PDF from DOT’s Web site at ASP status updates are made regularly to the City’s ASP Twitter feed at, and are also available by calling 311. Printed calendars may be obtained by calling 311 as well.

Other high-tech traffic tools available to New Yorkers include:

  • DOT’s Traffic Camera Maps Now With Travel Speeds: Displayed on the familiar Google Maps interface, this map shows traffic cameras in the NYC area as well as real-time speed data provided by sensors deployed along major arterial roadways. The data is also available in other formats for application developers. Visit for more information.
  • Parking Regulations Online: Motorists can research parking regulations on streets throughout the five boroughs by visiting and clicking on “Motorists.” Data also is available for technology-savvy individuals to use to develop into more user-friendly applications at
  • Traffic Information Delivered Right To You: Members of the public can subscribe to DOT’s RSS feeds to have weekly, weekend and special traffic advisories sent directly to a news aggregator such as Google Reader. Individuals or companies interested in getting real-time updates for street network changes can subscribe to an additional RSS feed that provides the locations and nature of these updates, such as one-way conversions and street direction reversals. Both feeds can be found at
  • DOT on Facebook and Twitter: Join the DOT’s Facebook Fan Page, or follow DOT on Twitter, to get updates on DOT projects, see new photos, and hear about upcoming community workshops and events. While this information is also posted to DOT’s Web site, the Twitter and Facebook pages provide another great way for social media users to access and share it.
  • Other Social Media Tools: DOT is also using Flickr to share photos of public programs such as Weekend Walks and Urban Art installations at The agency's YouTube channel at houses DOT PSAs such as its “That’s Why It’s 30” traffic safety campaign to raise awareness about the standard speed limit in New York City and the dangers of speeding.

    In addition to the holidays listed on the calendar, ASP regulations may be suspended from time to time to facilitate snow removal or in the case of other emergencies. The public can receive updates on these suspensions on, via DOT’s ASP e-mail list (sign-up at, through the City’s ASP twitter feed at, or by dialing 311.

The 2011 calendar follows:

2011 ASP Rules Suspension Calendar

Holiday Date
New Years Day* Jan 1, Sat
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Jan 17, Mon
Asian Lunar New Year Feb 3, Thurs
Lincoln’s Birthday Feb 12, Sat

Washington’s Birthday (Pres. Day) Feb 21, Mon
Ash Wednesday Mar 9, Wed
Purim Mar 20, Sun
Passover (1st/2nd Days) Apr 19-20, Tues-Wed
Holy Thursday Apr 21, Thurs
Holy Thursday (Orthodox) Apr 21, Thurs
Good Friday Apr 22, Fri
Good Friday (Orthodox) Apr 22, Fri
Passover (7th/8th Days) Apr 25-26, Mon-Tues
Memorial Day* May 30, Mon
Solemnity of the Ascension Jun 2, Thurs
Shavuot (2 Days) Jun 8-9, Wed-Thurs
Independence Day* July 4, Mon
Feast of the Assumption Aug 15, Mon

Aug 30 – Sept 1, Tues-Thurs
Labor Day* Sept 5, Mon
Rosh Hashanah Sept 29-30, Thurs-Fri
Yom Kippur Oct 8, Sat
Columbus Day Oct 10, Mon
Succoth (2 Days) Oct 13-14, Thurs-Fri
Shemini Atzereth Oct 20, Thurs
Simchas Torah Oct 21, Fri
Diwali Oct 26, Wed
All Saints Day Nov 1, Tues
Idul-Adha Nov 6-8, Sun-Tues
Election Day Nov 8, Tues
Veterans Day Nov 11, Fri
Thanksgiving Day* Nov 24, Thurs
Immaculate Conception Dec 8, Thurs
Christmas Day* Dec 25, Sun
Christmas Day (Observed)* Dec 26, Mon

* Major legal holidays; on major legal holidays, stopping, standing, and parking are permitted, except in areas where stopping, standing, and parking rules are in effect 7 days a week (for example, "No Standing Anytime"). Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays.