As Manhattan CB 7's transportation committee sees it, the very presence free on-street parking on the Upper West Side only serves to exacerbate congestion. On Tuesday, the panel demanded an end to it entirely.
A new proposal aims to reduce congestion-causing deliveries, but objectively speaking, it won't change much on New York's chaotic streets unless the city stops giving so much free parking to car owners.
The year-old advocate's office has helped drivers dispute 381 parking summonses and won 321 dismissals, a reversal rate of more than 84 percent. That's almost double the 45 percent dismissal rate that drivers are currently enjoying.