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File #: Res 1779-2017    Version: * Name: Authorize the city of New York to provide for a residential parking permit system in the neighborhood of Woodside.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 12/19/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation which would authorize the city of New York to provide for a residential parking permit system in the neighborhood of Woodside.
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. December 19, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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12/31/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 1779

 

Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation which would authorize the city of New York to provide for a residential parking permit system in the neighborhood of Woodside.

 

By Council Member Crowley

                     Whereas, The population of the city of New York is over 8.5 million residents; and

                     Whereas, Moreover, the population density in some areas of the city can reach 100,000 per square mile, with 1.4 million households owning cars; and

                     Whereas, As a 2011 New York Times article explained, parking is a serious problem in New York City along streets surrounding popular arenas, like Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx; and

                     Whereas, Neighborhoods like Woodside Queens are in need of relief; and

                     Whereas, A residential parking permit system would reserve parking for residents in their neighborhoods; and

                     Whereas, Moreover, a residential parking system would prohibit nonresidents from parking at certain times of the day or evening; and

                     Whereas, Additionally, a residential parking permit system may decrease the congestion of cars in the neighborhood, because visitors would be encouraged to take public transportation and                     

                     Whereas, the State Legislature has authorized residential parking systems for cities with less density than the city of New York, including Rye, Ithaca, Beacon, Auburn, and Binghamton; and

                     Whereas, The State Legislature has also authorized a pilot residential parking system in the city of Albany; and

                     Whereas, In order to enable some residents throughout the city, in neighborhoods overcrowded by visitors, to park near their homes, the City government should be empowered to regulate parking in these areas; now, therefore, be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation which would authorize the city of New York to provide for a residential parking permit system in the neighborhood of Woodside.

 

 

LS# 11860

12/11/17

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