Alternate Side Parking Rules are still in effect throughout NYC
Mayor DiBlasio has remained steadfast in his refusal to suspend alternate side parking rules during the Corona Virus. He is worried about dirty streets becoming a health and safety hazard.
Do you agree?
UPDATE, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 3:25 p.m.: #NYCASP rules will be suspended tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18 through Tuesday, March 24. Meters will remain in effect.
Suspension may be extended based on street cleanliness & workforce availability. NYers who have received tickets can appeal to the Dept of Finance.
Angry motorists and politicians disagree
Council Speaker Corey Johnson said alternate-side parking should have been suspended already and that not doing so sends “mixed messages.”
“I am flabbergasted that it wasn’t suspended yesterday and it’s not suspended today,” Johnson (D-Manhattan) said on FOX 5 New York Tuesday. “It does not make any sense. You can’t be telling people to stay home but then having them go out and sit in their car.”
Johnson added said people shouldn’t get $65 tickers “for not moving their cars in the middle of a global pandemic where we are telling New Yorkers to stay home.”
De Blasio said the city will re-evaluate alternate-side parking on Tuesday. “We might make a change as early as today,” he said.
Source: Daily News