Last Updated on November 28, 2022 by Lawrence Berezin
Parking in NYC amidst the upcoming sea of changes
Parking in NYC has never been easy. But, it will be more complicated in 2023. For example:
- Congestion pricing is likely to be launched
- More boots to make up for lost pandemic revenue
- Outdoor dining will eliminate more parking spaces
- New rules
- Increased taxi rates
- Temper tantrums
- Will there be fewer auto accidents, deaths, and injuries?
- And more
How will you cope? If you don’t have a plan yet, it may be helpful to ponder the upcoming changes during the holiday season.
Table of Contents
- Parking in NYC amidst the upcoming sea of changes
- How will congestion pricing affect parking in NYC?
- Let’s start with the Central Business District (“CBD”) of NYC
- Boots are made for walking.
- How about the future of outdoor dining?
- New Rules
- Do you ever take taxis in NYC?
- Parking space temper tantrums
- Auto accidents, injuries, and fatalities
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How will congestion pricing affect parking in NYC?
Firstly, what is NYC congestion pricing?
Let’s start with the Central Business District (“CBD”) of NYC
Here is a diagram of the Central Business District Tolling Program area. In other words, this is where congestion pricing will live and breathe and inflict pain on NYC drivers.
Boots are made for walking.
Booting for dollars has returned to NYC roadways with a vengeance. Likewise, the Evil Empire and its minions are making up for lost pandemic parking fines.
I despise booting as a weapon to collect overdue parking fines. Meanwhile, don’t get me started on the boot and tow penance for the same parking violation (s). Please, a word to the wise. If you owe any dough from pandemic parking fines, either fight if possible or pay up now if possible. Look into working out a payment plan, if necessary.
Otherwise, you’ll be walking not driving.
Resource: Here’s what the Evil Empire says about “NYC Booting.”
How about the future of outdoor dining?
Outdoor dining appears to be here to stay. Likewise, say goodbye to a bunch of parking spaces.
There are always a bunch of new laws, rules, and regulations in Parking Ticket Land. However, I am most concerned about the changes in the parking meter laws.
Please check them out and learn them.
Do you ever take taxis in NYC?
If so, new rules and higher rates were adopted. Without further adieu:
“The Taxi and Limousine Commission is promulgating amendments to the rules that increase the taximeter rate of fare and various surcharges for taxicabs and street hail liveries, create a new LaGuardia Airport surcharge, and increase the Kennedy Airport flat fare.
– The initial unit charge is increased from $2.50 to $3.00.
– The Taxicab Improvement Surcharge and Street Hail Livery Improvement Surcharge are increased from $0.30 to $1.00.
– The additional unit charge is increased from $0.50 to $0.70.
– The rush hour surcharge is increased from $1.00 to $2.50.
– The nighttime surcharge is increased from $0.50 to $1.00.
– The flat taxi fare for trips between Manhattan and Kennedy Airport, and the SHL flat fare for trips from Manhattan to Kennedy Airport, is increased from $52.00 to $70.00.
– The rush hour taxi and SHL flat fare surcharge for Kennedy Airport trips is increased from $4.50 to $5.00.
– A new surcharge of $5.00 is created for all taxi trips to and from LaGuardia Airport, and all SHL trips to LaGuardia Airport hailed outside the Hail Exclusionary Zone.
– The taxi surcharge for all trips to Newark Airport is increased from $17.50 to $20.00.”
Parking space temper tantrums
There is absolutely, positively no excuse for parking space violence. If you get an unjust ticket, fight it. Or, if you run into an out-of-control parking person, suck it up and find another space.
Here’s what can happen
Auto accidents, injuries, and fatalities
The primary mission of government is to protect the public. New York’s families deserve and expect safe streets. But today, in New York, approximately 3,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured, and more than 200 are killed each year in traffic crashes. Meanwhile, being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 14 and the second leading cause for people over 65.
Meanwhile, there is evidence that Vision Zero may be working.
Wow! Lot’s of stuff to ponder during the upcoming holiday season. But you have plenty of time to spend a little time planning for what’s ahead in 2023.
Use your time wisely.
My best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season.
Did you survive the Black Friday parking ticket frenzy? Are you ready to park safely for the rest of the holiday season? Remember, we have Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve coming up. And, what day is Christmas observed?
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