If you stay with your items, the city workers wonÕt remove personal items from the Uptown parade route long before the four hour rule in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The new city parade route rules includes not setting up any personal items such as ladders, tarps, grills and canopy on the sidewalks and neutral grounds prior to four hours before parades start. Ladders must be at least six feet from the curb and can not be fastened together. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)