A parking ban in Chicago is expected to expire on Tuesday, according to a spokesman for the mayor’s office.
The mayor’s spokesman, John Church, said Tuesday afternoon that the city is “committed to ensuring that our residents and visitors can safely access our neighborhoods and public spaces,” but the deadline for extending the ban “is not yet in place.”
“This is the city of Chicago and this is how we do business,” Church said.
“We are going to make it work, and we will continue to do so.”
The parking ban was enacted in December, restricting cars from entering the city for at least 10 hours a day.
The ban has been in effect since April 2014.
Cities across the country are facing similar restrictions in response to rising crime, especially in parts of cities with high crime rates.
The parking ban has led to several major demonstrations, including one on the Mall in Washington, D.C., in which people held signs that read “I can’t drive” and “I won’t pay for this parking ban.”
The parking bans are scheduled to end on Tuesday and the city has a $100 million incentive package to pay for the measures.
The city’s parking fines were $1.2 million in 2016, according the Chicago Parking Authority, and about 1.2 billion of the city’s 4.6 million parking tickets are due to unpaid tickets.