The city of Columbus wants to put an end to parking in some alleys in German Village.

The city of Columbus wants to put an end to parking in some alleys in German Village.

Based on complaints from residents and refuse workers, the Department of Public Service said it intends to post no parking signs on portions of Rader, Purdy, Blackberry and Macon alleys, and an unnamed alley west of Jaeger Street.

Keith Keeran, parking services manager for the city, said the two-lane alleys are between 16 and 13 feet wide, restricting access to garbage trucks and safety vehicles.

Residents also are complaining that cars are blocking their garages.

It will take about two months before the signs are posted, Keeran told the German Village Society board of trustees May 14.

Some residents complained that the move will take away valuable parking spots while others defended the action, saying the alleys are too narrow to allow parked cars.

For more on this story, see the May 24 edition of the German Village Gazette.