Parking tickets evoke a similar reaction all over the world
…#@#$$! No translation necessary.
It’s a subject that conjures up a variety of emotions, sights, and sounds in NYC, none of which are very pleasant.
I’ve searched the Internet for some tales about parking tickets and found these four stories. So, without further adieu…
Parking ticket Monty
Have you ever played 3-card Monty? You versus a city-slicker armed with 3-folded playing cards and a pea? Hard to beat the con-artist, right?
Here’s a recurrent story of a city-slicker playing fire hydrant Monty with a large, orange construction cone and a fire hydrant? Place your bet…
Is the Park Smart Pilot Program working?
I don’t know, and neither does the NYC Council.
Are you familiar with the Park Smart in NYC?
[alert type=”info” icon-size=”hide-icon”]PARK Smart NYC was a program that was intended to free up parking spaces, increase public safety and reduce congestion. DOT launched the initiative in October 2008 and added an additional pilot program in 2013. Since 2013 DOT has taken no action. This bill requires DOT to report its timeline and progress on this program.[/alert]
Here’s a bill pending before the NYC Council. Will it see the light of day?
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of transportation to report on its PARK Smart program Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-216 to read as follows: § 19-216 Reporting on Parking Initiatives. a. No later than March 1, 2017, and every year thereafter on March 1, the department of transportation shall submit to the council and post on its website a report on the progress of its PARK Smart program and other parking initiatives, including:
1. An inventory of the city’s parking by type, including free curbside spaces, metered curbside spaces, parking fields and garages and any other category the department of transportation deems appropriate;
2. Information on occupancy, pricing, turnover and revenue for those spaces, disaggregated by neighborhood and type;
3. Implementation plans for technology upgrades, such as pay-by-phone, sensor technology, and mobile applications; and 4. Implementation plans for other initiatives, including programs that modify parking rates using peak and off-peak meter rates. b. All data required to be reported by this section shall be transmitted to the council in a non-proprietary format that permits automated processing.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.
Did you laugh?
I love “Monty Python.” But, sometimes, British humor leaves me lost in translation and searching for clues.
Here’s a creative way this British humorist fought his parking ticket. Monty Python or lost in translation?
Can there ever be a “good” parking ticket?
The answer is a resounding, yes. Click on the link if you’d like to read the story