UWS Council Members Want Residential Parking Permits, So Neighborhood Doesn’t Become a Parking Lot for Out of-Towners

Local City Council members Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal are proposing a bill that would create residential parking permits for people in some neighborhoods, so they have priority to park in street-parking spots.

With congestion pricing seen as more likely to pass the state legislature this year, drivers may have to pay a toll every time they go below 60th Street in Manhattan, raising the possibility that they’ll simply park their cars on the UWS to avoid the fee.

“As momentum continues to build for the creation of a desperately needed congestion pricing program to fund public transit, now more than ever, the City needs to address the prevailing issue of suburban commuters dumping their cars in our neighborhoods, only to transfer to the subway on their way downtown,” said Council Member Mark Levine in a statement.

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