Relief in Sight for Alternate-Side Parkers

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    TRENTON, NJ - JULY 3: A street sweeper cleans the street as residents clean up after the Delaware River overflowed it's banks for the third time in 18 months July 3, 2006 in Trenton, New Jersey. Residents were finally allowed back into their homes five days after torrential rains caused flooding and damages estimated to cost millions. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

    One politician is trying to make parking in New York City a little easier.

    City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez has introduced legislation that would change some of the rules of alternate-side-of-the-street parking.

    The measure would allow drivers to park their cars on the restricted side of the street as soon as the street sweeper had passed -- instead of waiting until the posted time.

    Rodriguez claims the bill would help reduce congestion and pollution from idling cars waiting for parking spaces.