Friday, February 19, 2010

Lack of parking plagues Jackson Heights

From the Daily News:

City Councilman Daniel Dromm would like to see many of the coin-fed parking meters along the busiest streets replaced by muni-meters.

"If you took out all of these meters, you might be able to get two or three cars per block extra," said the newly elected Jackson Heights Democrat.

Dromm also proposed turning many of the two-hour spaces along a main shopping drag - 37th Ave. - into one-hour spots.

"Cars come and they stay all day," he said of the congested streets. "What we need to do is keep them moving."


How are they parking there all day if the meters are 2 hours?

But Dromm's long-term goal is to create parking permits for locals. This could dissuade commuters from parking in Jackson Heights all day while they take public transit into Manhattan.

Yes, we want them to drive all the way into Manhattan instead...

Look, the anti-tax side brought up the lack of commuter parking during the whole congestion pricing debate and it was ignored by the administration while they took even more parking away for bike lanes. Now they are building hi-rises on the few commuter parking lots we do have. So good luck with that.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey what about making lards azzes walk a few extra block and eliminate bus stops closer then 5 blocks?

think of all the parking must be 4-5 cars per bus stop. and more if its a downhill stop..

Rick said...

You may gain a couple of extra parking spots, but in reality, many times you lose parking spaces with muni-meters, since the spaces are not marked.

We've all come across idiot drivers who do such things as parking five or six feet from a driveway, effectively making that parking spot bigger than it's supposed to be. No one can park behind them.

stinky said...

But Dromm's long-term goal is to create parking permits for locals. This could dissuade commuters from parking in Jackson Heights all day while they take public transit into Manhattan.

The issue of LI commuters parking in residential areas with excellent public transportation is a creeping issue. I notice LI folks parking in Middle Village and hopping on the bus to Roosevelt train stop. This saves them 400.00 parking fees in LIC or worse - extra time or more $$ parking in Manhattan.
Something must give and this is a growing issue. Adding central meter vs individual meters are a better bet as the individual meters are always broken anyhow - lost revenue. I do believe this would add spots as car owners would park mre tightly.

Deke DaSilva said...

Daniel Dromm......What a Dromm-A Queen!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let's crack down on all the illegal tenants, commercial vehicles on residential streets, etc

IHATEJACKSONHEIGHTS said...

81 Street's West side street parking blows my mind (No parking 8-6PM M-Sat. IT'S A F*CKING RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD!!!!!!!) , along with the corrupt parking "privileges" assigned to the "handicap" (B.S when you see them... real handicap alright). The churches on 35th Street have a racket all to themselves. NO PARKING ANYTIME ANYWHERE... Our politicians should be ashamed of themselves!!!!