Monday, June 6, 2011
Parking conundrum in Flushing
From the Queens Courier:
Pushing a cart with homemade plywood signs, Flushing resident Carmen Mosca recently staged a rally to protest what she claimed to be unfair wrong-way tickets at Beech Street and Syringa Street.
Beech and Syringa are both one-way streets, and they intersect in a rounded, continuous curve with no clear sign as to where one ends and the other begins.
People of the neighborhood have been repeatedly receiving tickets for parking their cars facing the wrong direction, while traffic signs have either been misleading or non-existent, said Mosca.
Pedestrians and motorists were eager to sign her petition to remedy this problem, and she collected 96 signatures a week before her protest.
A no-parking sign previously designated the exact intersection, but it was incorrect, she noted. She recounted one incident where two cars parked right next to each other, facing opposite directions, have both received wrong way tickets.
Recent construction had knocked down the sign completely, and now, there is no point of reference at all.