Monday, July 27, 2009

New parking method causing havoc in Forest Hills

From the Daily News:

Sometimes you have to go backward to go forward - and that's causing some chaos in one Queens neighborhood.

Calling it a safety improvement, the city Transportation Department is flipping parking lines on some wide streets to encourage drivers to back into angled curbside spots.

"It's safer to back into an empty parking space than back out of one into oncoming traffic," DOT spokesman Seth Solomonow said.

But by reversing the angle of the painted lines that define the parking spaces, DOT has made it much harder for drivers to park headfirst.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Humans are pretty smart monkeys. They'll adapt to this change in no time.

Anonymous said...

wanna solve the problem on 108th Street? meter the parking on Sundays... it now resembles the Wild West most Sundays.

Jane Goodall said...

I guess all the dumb monkeys live in Forest Hills.

Anonymous said...

Albert Cohen's office is on this block. Maybe he can speak up on this new parking scheme.

Anonymous said...

Easy fix, put up signs that say back in parking only, if not already posted.

Anonymous said...

This is dumb and dumber! They should be allowed to park head first, not back in. As long as the width of the parking space is not too tight - it should be just fine.

Anonymous said...

Today Albert Cohen, candidate for City Council,hosted a press conference on 108 Street, blasting DOT "ticket blitz" and demanding immediate halt of this "experimental program" that hurts small businesses and drivers.

CntrySigns said...

this must be a really important issue it was in the Daily News again today 8/26/09.
It was even closer to the front than news about 4 more deaths in Afghanistan.