A Department of Transportation study released Friday shows just how out of control placard parking is in Manhattan. The 187-page report [PDF], accompanied by some 223 pages of maps, was undertaken to assess "how placards are used in Lower Manhattan," and to determine if placard users are taking up more space than is allotted […]
From a Streetsblog tipster comes this shot of five of the city’s 142,000 placard-bearing vehicles parked in the bike lane on Lafayette Street between Franklin and White. What was especially damning is that in the real parking spaces, to the left of these double-parkers, there were about three vacant legitimate spots.
Streetsblog commenter and Brooklyn Councilmember Lew Fidler adds a tenth plank to his 9 CARAT STONE transportation plan: Sidewalk parking! In today’s Daily News: Brooklyn Diary Where in the world can an elected official park these days without earning the wrath of his fellow Brooklynites? A silver Infiniti belonging to Councilman Lew Fidler — a […]
Only three days remain until 20 percent of government parking placards must be surrendered, but as Gridlock Sam wrote here last month, that should be just the beginning of placard reform. Case in point: Uncivil Servants featured a story last week of an Upper East Side synagogue that manufactures its own bogus placards while the […]
A commenter on Uncivilservants.org noticed that Mayor Bloomberg’s attempt to reign in parking permit abuse is already being met with some good old-fashioned NYPD blowback: Posted on Fri, Jan 25 2008 at 10:49 PM Found on the Rant: "The new placards are slowly circulating to individual mos and all that has changed is the addition […]
The following was contributed by Samuel I. Schwartz, AKA Gridlock Sam. Mayor Bloomberg correctly recognizes that reining in city workers’ parking privileges is a pre-requisite to congestion pricing. But his goal of 20 percent is too modest, and he should know it’s easier to do than it looks. Believe me I know; I led the […]