Monday, December 15, 2008

Bill to end alternate sides on snow days

Snow day parking amnesty may be just around the bend in New York City.

The City Council is expected to pass a bill this week that would suspend alternate-side-parking rules whenever enough snow falls to require plows, two councilman said Sunday.

"This is one of the most common-sense measures that's been taken up,"said City Councilman John Liu (D-Queens).

He said the bill is expected to pass his Transportation Committee tomorrow and clear the full Council on Thursday.

"Alternate-side regulations exist for one purpose only - to clean the streets - and the second the snowplows are called out, there is no more street cleaning."


Council set to OK snow day parking amnesty

2 comments:

Frank said...

"Alternate-side regulations exist for one purpose only - to clean the streets - and the second the snowplows are called out, there is no more street cleaning."

John Liu clearly doesn't understand that alternate-side regulations exist to provide revenue for the city.

I've lived in Rego Park for three years and while I see numerous meter maids canvasing my neighborhood I've only seen a street cleaner once.

Taxpayer said...

You have to try to imagine the years of strenuous thinking and analysis that was behind this proposal.

Who would have ever imagined that when the snow plows arrive, the street sweepers are in the garage.

Likely the sweeper drivers are drafted to drive the plows.