What Does a Green Curb Mean?

Quick answer:

Green curb parking is for limited time parking, generally between 15 and 30 minutes. Details will normally be posted on a nearby sign or on the curb itself. Similar to yellow curb parking, most people don’t realize that green curb zones are only enforced until 6pm! Research your city’s colored curb enforced parking hours to confirm.

More details on green curbs:

How long you can park at a green curb spot depends on the specific area (usually either 15 or 30 minutes). You’ll typically find short-term green curb parking on dense, business-rich streets that typically have quick customer transactions and high volume (post offices, for example). A green curb means higher parking turnover, reducing the time it takes to find a spot, and therefore reducing traffic congestion.

Pro-tip: Green curb zone restrictions in Los Angeles, for example, are in effect Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted on signs. Be sure to confirm the hours of use in your own city, but prepare to become a parking hero as you start parking in the green zone after hours without receiving a parking ticket!

Written by Peter V.
Peter is an L.A.-based designer, blogger and daily commuter. He explores what causes parking to suck in urban environments, how to bring about parking regulation changes, and the latest advancements in parking tech.