You’ll find interesting stuff about NYC parking tickets in cyberspace
I was taking my daily walk in cyberspace shopping for tips, tricks, news, and valuable information about NYC parking tickets. I stopped at the NY Times, DNAinfo, the Gothamist, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Finance, and the NYC Council. It is the custom in our family that when one member goes shopping, it is shown and tell time when he/she returns home. So, without further adieu, here’s my show and tell.
NYC Department of Finance
I love the website makeover. The colors are great, the navigation is a major improvement, and the content is…well, the content. I still can’t find how the length of a bus stop zone is determined (A bus stop zone begins at the bus stop sign and extends in the direction (s) of the arrow (s) at the bottom of the bus stop sign until the next parking sign or the end of the block). Nor can I find the defense to a fire hydrant parking ticket. But, I guess that’s not the mission of the NYC DOF. However, there is a good guide to parking ticket hearings available in PDF format online.
Did you know that parking meter rates have risen in Manhattan?
Yessireee, Barbara. Here’s the scoop straight from the horse’s mouth:
“Meter Rate Changes in Manhattan
DOT recently increased parking meter rates in Manhattan south of 110th Street. Starting on January 25, 2013, the new short-term parking meter rates are:
- $1.50 an hour between 96th Street and 110th Street.
- $3.50 hour below 96th Street.
Muni-Meter Installations Throughout the City
DOT has replaced all remaining single-space meters throughout the city with muni-meters. Muni-meters have several advantages over single-space parking meters, including the convenience of a pay-and-display system, the reduction of unnecessary sidewalk encumbrances, and additional capacity for parked cars in the same curb space.
DOT completed replacing all single-space parking meters in Manhattan during the summer of 2011. Installation in the other boroughs completed work in January 2013. For more information on muni-meter installations, contact your local Borough Commissioner’s office.”
“I know it’s illegal, but laws serve to protect people, and I wasn’t putting anyone in danger.”
What’s your reaction to the following story published in the “Gothamist” about a bicyclist that was issued a parking ticket for disregarding a red light?
“Don’t worry, the NYPD hasn’t eased up on its controversial crackdown on cyclists. This morning another biker was slapped with a $270 ticket for running a red light in the East Village. Carly Triche, an advertising professional who was en route to work, tells us she’s infuriated by the ticket, which was issued after she cautiously pedaled through a red light at the intersection of First Avenue and East 7th Street.
Triche, 29, insists she is a “good cyclist” who goes out of her way to “not be a douche.” According to her account, she came to a full stop in the bike lane when she got to the red light. “There were no pedestrians in the intersection, and no drivers near the intersection,” Triche tells us. “I treated it as a stop sign and signaled to turn left on 7th Street. I know it’s illegal, but laws serve to protect people, and I wasn’t putting anyone in danger.”
After making the turn, Triche was pulled over on the next block of East 7th Street. “The cop car comes up behind me and I pull over so it can pass because it’s a narrow street. But the officer stopped behind me. She got out of her car and asked, ‘Miss, are you aware of traffic laws in this city?’ I said yes. And she said, ‘You just ran a red light!’ And she proceeded to write me a ticket. I’ve never even got a speeding ticket before” [Continue reading the full story…].
Some valuable parking ticket links
- Application for Manhattan Resident Parking Tax Exemption
- “Motorist and Parking” Section of the NYC Department of Finance Website
- Text and details of a bill pending in the NYC Council that would permit double parking adjacent to schools
I showed you mine…Now, it’s your turn to share. I am totally looking forward to hearing from all of you wonderful members of the NYC driving public.