Last Updated on October 20, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
Mayor Bloomberg’s new parking rules
Mayor Bloomberg’s administration announced127 proposals to make NYC more habitable by 2030. The plethora of proposals offered more trees, less congestion, cleaner air, better energy, more parking rules, and a traffic congestion tax.
In other words, the charges would:
- Include any bridge or tunnel tolls people already pay
- Exempt drivers who bypass the business district on their way to another part of the city
- Exempt taxi drivers, and possible give discounts for people who live and work in the zone.
That is to say, it’s the quality of life vs. another tax on the privilege to drive and work in NYC. In other words, the battle lines are drawn.
Likewise, where do you stand on the issue? CBS News interviewed one gentleman who said, “Next he’s going to charge us to cross the street.”
A New Parking Rule in Queens: A Little Confusing?
The Queens City Department of Transportation is changing the angle of parking lines on some of the wider, major thoroughfares to encourage the driving public to back into parking spaces. The thinking is, it is safer to back into parking spaces than to back out into traffic.
Albert Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” I guess now the accidents will occur when we try to back into these cockamamie parking spaces, instead of when we exit them. Oh well.
Parking rule change in Williamsburg results in a blitz of parking tickets on the Jewish Sabbath
The police enforced a parking rule change that went into effect at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. Meanwhile, the police issued 90 NYC parking tickets to the Jewish members of the driving public, who were unable to move their cars during the Sabbath.
Subsequently, Williamsburg Hasidim expressed their outrage. Subsequently, the Evil Empire dismissed all these parking tickets.
I am reminded of a quotation from Alice in Wonderland. The quote comes from a conversation between the crazy Cheshire Cat and Alice. The grinning Cheshire Cat is giving directions to Alice and tells her what sort of people live in each direction in the woods. Then he discloses very calmly:
“We’re all mad here”
I agree with the Cheshire Cat! How about you?