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New parking signs in NYC shorter, clearer

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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City is taking a cue from Twitter, replacing more than 6,000 parking signs with signage that's no longer than a tweet -- 140 characters.

Signs currently run about 250 characters. The city announced Monday that the 6,300 signs will be replaced by spring.

The signs will be less cluttered and use bolder-style letters. The rules will be simplified.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the new signs "will make sure that what you see is really what the rules are."

For example, the confusing "no standing except commercial vehicles" will be replaced with "commercial vehicles only."

The number of signs on each street pole also will be reduced.

The days the rules are in effect will appear first, followed by the hours when they apply.

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