The city is launching a new pilot program today to clear cars and trucks from curbs along Roosevelt and Flatbush Avenues. NY1's Michael Herzenberg joins us now from Jackson Heights, Queens with the latest.

A ban on curbside loading and parking takes effect this week in parts of Queens and Brooklyn.

The mayor's "Clean Curbs" pilot program began today on Flatbush Avenue, from Tillary Street to the Grand Army Plaza.

Between 7 and 10 a.m. and 4 and 7 p.m. all curbside parking will be banned.

But expected pick-up and drop offs would be allowed.

The same rules will apply in Queens on Roosevelt Avenue between 90th Street and Broadway.

This morning there were trucks and cars in zones where they should not be in Jackson Heights.

There were several indications from the city that the program would begin in both boroughs today.

But the Transportation Department tells NY1 it won't start in Queens until Wednesday.

New signs are expected to go up in the affected areas to inform drivers of the new rules.