NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City is launching an online map that will show drivers where and when it's legal to park.
The Department of Transportation and City Council officials announced the launch of the map Tuesday. The map is meant to help motorists decipher the parking rules for any block in the city.
City Councilman James Vacca, chairman of the Transportation Committee, says in a statement that the city's parking regulations can be as difficult to understand as morse code.
City Councilman Dan Garodnick says the idea for the map came from his mother and he hopes it will save drivers some headaches.
Users can search the map by intersection or address. The map will show alternate-side parking schedules and other parking rules.