Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Residential Parking Program


DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler (in back), Mayor Bloomberg, Boerum Hill Association President Sue Wolfe and Council Member David Yassky.

Thanks to another 11:30am press conference in Midtown, I figured Streetsblog might be the only press to cover Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement of a new, citywide residential parking permit program. But, no. There was plenty of other media gathered at the corner of Bond and Bergen Streets in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Let’s see if there’s any room in tonight’s newscasts and tomorrow’s papers for stories about something other than Governor Spitzer.

Stay tuned for details…

  • RPP

    RPP is part of Council/State Leg congestion pricing legislation. Apparently a carrot.

    http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/?front_door=true

    Link to press release is on mayor’s home page. From release:

    Congestion pricing legislation that will be introduced in the City Council and State Legislature in the coming weeks will include a Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program. The program is designed to give local residents priority for on-street parking in residential areas and to discourage park-and-ride activity by commuters. It will be tailored by neighborhood to address specific needs, and restrictions will vary based on neighborhood parking patterns.

  • Dave

    Let’s hope they limit it to cars registered in the city and to those residents paying city taxes.

    It should also be applicable to all of the city; parking is an issue everywhere so why limit it to certain neighborhoods?

  • lee

    Exactly Dave. I’d say everyone with registration and insurance at their nyc address as of March 10, 2008 should be eligible for a permit. Everyone who has been cheating for years is out of luck.

  • Slopion

    I’m all for sticking it to registration cheats, but I’m not sure I see how that plan would practically work. What do you do for cars purchased after the cutoff date? What’s to stop people from simply transferring title to get around that?

    If nothing else, it would at least compel cheats to register in NY and pay the revenues they should be.

  • Paul Revere

    Just what we need more taxes.

    This new “fee” for a parking permit will ease parking conditions just like MTA fair hikes improve service.

    But you sheeple cannot seem to get enough of more government restrictions.

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