Residential Parking Plan Falls With Congestion Pricing

We haven’t really talked about it on Streetsblog, but when state lawmakers killed congestion pricing, they also nixed the city’s proposed Residential Parking Permit program.

The Brooklyn Paper reports that some still want RPPs, with or without pricing:

To generate support for the now-dead $8 fee to drive into Manhattan, the city had offered to sell the parking permits, saying it would prevent people from parking their cars in residential neighborhoods just outside the congestion-pricing zone. Some residents of those communities refuse to let the permit plan go.

“Residential parking permits are not going to die here. They’re too important,” said Sue Wolfe, president of the Boerum Hill Association. “We now have all these people circling for parking. If you work in Manhattan or Downtown Brooklyn, you should be taking public transportation.”

In order to institute RPPs, city officials would need to go back to Albany.

Photo: charles.hope/Flickr

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