Last Updated on October 23, 2022 by Lawrence Berezin
More proposed parking legislation
Wow! It’s October, and time for a visit to the NYC Council website. There are a significant number of proposed laws waiting for their time to shine. Meanwhile, I wonder how many of these laws will see the light of day. And, how many will retire to the never passed, old-rules nursing home?
What do you think?
Here is a bunch of proposed NYC parking laws
I filled these six tabs to the brim with new laws. Click on the images, and you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the proposed laws in all their glory.
I’m going to highlight some of these laws below this paragraph.
What are “Dynamic Parking Zones?”
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York regarding dynamic parking zones
Do we need any more cameras?
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York requiring the installation of cameras on street sweepers to photograph and report parking, stopping, or standing violations
What makes Kew Gardens so unique?
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York regarding the creation of a residential parking permit system in Kew Gardens
Miles to go to find a parking sign
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York about the distance between parking signs
Prohibit Continuous Parking
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, prohibiting the use of a vehicle to reserve a parking space and prohibiting the continuous parking of a car in the exact location for more than five consecutive days
Vote For or Against these proposed NYC parking laws
I read an excellent article in “Blomberg” about a proposed bill allowing New Yorkers to collect bounties for reporting bike-lane blockers. This proposed legislation is aimed at curtailing illegal parking. But some worry about unintended consequences.
“Council Member Lincoln Restler said the bill is necessary because the New York City Police Department, which has traditionally been responsible for enforcing these traffic rules, isn’t giving out enough tickets. The number of traffic citations issued in the city increased from fiscal 2021 to fiscal 2022 but remains nearly 50% below pre-pandemic levels, according to the Mayor’s Management Report.
‘I feel the safety risks every day that are associated with illegal parking,’ said Ressler, a cyclist. ‘It’s even more problematic for the parent pushing a stroller or a person in a wheelchair who can’t get by on the sidewalk because of illegally parked cars. That’s why we are creating, in this legislation, a new structure to bring real accountability.'”
What do you think about bounty hunters versus bike-lane blockers?
Tee Kay says
Some of these proposed laws make sense, but some of these proposals makes you wonder how these lawmakers ever got elected. I will begin with the ones I agree with. Obviously street parking is made for everyone. No one should be able to hog a parking spot, but how in the world will you be able to enforce this?
The second proposal I agree with is the signage issue. Everyone knows to look for the alternate day signs, or on a commercial strip a meter sign. But there are many places in NYC where unless there was clear signage an unsuspecting driver has no idea why he shouldn’t be able to park there. I would go even a step further; I know in some countries that the curbs are color coded. No need to look 100 feet down the block for a sign.
The one I vehemently oppose is the putting cameras on the street sweepers. In general I don’t like the camara system except for red light and speeding in places where there is a proven need. Just putting them almost randomly around NYC is just a revenue generating gothcha ticket. This proposal is also a revenue generating gothcha ticket. I had an elderly neighbor who would do all his errands between 8:30 am and 9:30 am every Tuesday. Alternate was until 10:00, but if he came back too late, he would lose a parking spot. Often he would wait in his car and move out of the way for the sweeper to pass. Would he get a ticket under this law?
Lawrence Berezin says
Always great to read your thoughtful comments. Thanks for sharing!
I agree with your thoughts about cameras. Likewise, I do not favor installing cameras on sweepers. Alternate side parking is difficult enough without them.
As we all know, warriors and cops oftentimes turn the other cheek to people sitting in their cars and moving them when the sweeper shows up. But, with a camera on the sweeper, you may as well have a warrior ride shotgun and overwhelm a neighborhood with violations.
I think warriors and cops will mark tires to determine if a car is stored in the parking space.
I’m not sure why NYC doesn’t paint the curb to warn drivers about potential parking tickets (like bus stop zones or fire hydrants). I guess no notice raises the chance the Evil Empire will get more money from tickets.
Be safe, Tee.
1) So under the new camera rule, even if you move your car for the sweeper and stay in it for the duration of ASP, that’s a ticket?
-Also, wouldn’t the warriors and their union object vehemently to cameras taking their jobs?
2) I see no problem with cars staying in the same spot, as long as they comply with ASP. Surprised you don’t see that as assine to punish long termers.
-Also, the tire sticker doesn’t work, if I am leaving my car for the week, I will just peel it off.
Lawrence Berezin says
1) A camera has no cheek to turn on ASP days. So, Robo camera will issue a ticket.
I haven’t read anything about reducing the number of warriors because of Robo cameras.
2). It’s not a tire “sticker,” it’s chalk or some other substance marking tires.
I “see” your point about long-term parking and it’s a good one.
Thanks for stopping by, Trent!
Mike Kluger says
How would a system that uses cameras on street sweepers to generate alternate side parking violations handle vehicles that are permitted to remain in place during alternate side parking because they display a NYC Parking Permit for the Physically Disabled? Will the street sweeper cameras photograph the windshields of vehicles in order to definitively show whether a PPPD was displayed?