Parking in Ridgely’s

What is Residential Permit Parking (RPP)?

The Baltimore RPP Program was created to address the specific needs of residents in city neighborhoods where the demand for on-street parking was considered to be greatest. Ridgely’s Delight participates in this program and is designated as Area 5 in the RPP program.

Most of the on-street parking in Ridgely’s Delight is restricted to Area 5 Residential Permit Parking.  Area 5 signs show which parking spots are affected and for which time periods.  

Area 5 Parking Permits and Guest Passes

Due to the impacts that COVID had on city services, Area 5 parking decals and passes issued in June 2019 (blue in color) are still in effect even though they normally would have expired on July 1, 2020.  They will no longer be used when the Virtual permit Parking pilot goes into effect in the fall of 2021.  

Virtual Permit Parking (VPP)

Ridgely's Delight is scheduled to be a test neighborhood for Virtual Permit Parking (VPP) starting in the Fall of 2021. Virtual Permit Parking requires no physical permit or decal to be displayed on a car windshield or dashboard. Parking enforcement agents scan the vehicle's license plate number with hand-held scanners to see if the car is registered for either a permit or guest pass. 

More information on VPP can be found at https://parking.baltimorecity.gov/residential-parking/neighborhoods/ridgley

Area 5 Resident Parking Decals and Guest Passes

Until VPP goes into effect, paper Area 5 decals and guest passes must still be displayed.  If you are a new resident in Area 5 or have purchased a new car, you can find information about how to obtain a decal and/or guest at Obtaining Your Permit | Parking Authority (baltimorecity.gov)

Information on the documents that you must submit to obtain a permit can be found at Required Customer Documents | Parking Authority (baltimorecity.gov)

Finally, the Parking Authority’s website contains a wide variety of additional information on RPP, which can be found at Required Customer Documents | Parking Authority (baltimorecity.gov)

Street sweeping

The city normally has a mechanical street sweeping program designed to reduce trash on our streets and pollution and waste washing into our urban streams and harbor. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC and will restart (hopefully) at some future date.

Street sweeping occurs from 8am to noon on:

  • the third Wednesday of the month for the odd side of the street, and
  • the fourth Wednesday of the month for the even side of the street.

Parking on the side of the street being swept is prohibited during street sweeping. Violators will be ticketed. Street sweepers do not operate on city holidays and during snow emergencies.

Ridgely’s Delight 2019 Parking Authority Study

In the late fall of 2018, the Parking Authority of Baltimore City (PABC) received a request from Councilman Eric Costello’s Office, in coordination with the Ridgely’s Delight neighborhood, to conduct a parking study. Our neighborhood has some unique characteristics that make it an interesting case study. For example, it is located next to a number of facilities that generate a lot of demand for parking, including Camden Yards and the University of Maryland Medical Center; many of the narrow rowhouse-lined streets are one-way and only include parking on one side; and much of the on-street parking is regulated through the Residential Parking Permit program. The study was designed to determine the supply and demand of parking in the neighborhood, assess the appropriateness of current regulations, and present possible options moving forward. The need for the study was underscored by the upcoming Virtual Permit Parking pilot program, which is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2020. The results of the study can be found here.