Motorists & Parking

Parkway Truck Restrictions

Certain roadways within New York City have commercial vehicle restrictions. For the most part, commercial vehicles are prohibited from using the portion of the limited-arterial highway network, commonly referred to as the Parkway System. Download a brochure from DOT and NYSDOT about parkway truck regulations (pdf) Order paper copies of the parkway brochure Download the brochure in Chinese Download the brochure in Russian Download the brochure in Spanish Learn more about operating trucks and commercial vehicles in New York City

Parkways with commercial vehicle restrictions include the following roadways:

  • Belt Parkway (Brooklyn and Queens)
  • F.D.R Drive (Manhattan)
  • Henry Hudson Parkway (North of 59th Street to the Bronx-Westchester county line)
  • Cross Island Parkway (Queens)
  • Jackie Robinson Parkway (Brooklyn/Queens)
  • Bronx River Parkway (Bronx)
  • Hutchinson River Parkway
  • Mosholu Parkway (Bronx)
  • Pelham Parkway (Bronx)
  • Ocean Parkway (Brooklyn)
  • Korean War Veterans Parkway (Staten Island)
  • Grand Central Parkway, except for the portion of the Parkway between the Robert Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge and the western leg of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Single-unit vehicles with no more than three axles and ten tires may operate in both directions on this segment of the Grand Central Parkway, between the Robert Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge and the western leg of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Buses are prohibited from operating on the Grand Central Parkway without consent.

In addition, certain segments of roadways throughout the City restrict access to commercial vehicles. For example, portions of Fifth Avenue, Park Avenue and the Brooklyn Bridge have restrictions for commercial vehicles and are signed accordingly. Please obey all posted signage in these areas.

The illustration below depicts the portions of the limited-arterial parkway highway network that are open and closed to commercial vehicles.

Arterial Parkway Highway
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Request a parkway brochure

Maximum of 100. To order more than 100 brochures, call 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK if outside NYC)

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