Commercial Vehicle Restrictions



Transportation, Department of City
Commercial vehicles are prohibited from using the portion of the limited-arterial highway network commonly referred to as the Parkway System. This system includes the Belt Parkway, F.D.R. Drive, Henry Hudson Parkway, Cross Island Parkway, Jackie Robinson Parkway, Bronx River Parkway, Hutchinson River Parkway, Mosholu Parkway, Pelham Parkway, Ocean Parkway, Korean War Veterans Parkway, and the Grand Central Parkway.

For purposes other than parking, stopping and standing rules, a vehicle designed, maintained, or used primarily for the transportation of property or for the provision of commercial services and bearing commercial plates is considered a commercial vehicle.

Please note that 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 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. Drivers must obey all posted signs in these areas.

NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)
55 Water Street
New York,NY10041

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