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.