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Old 11-26-2016, 03:53 AM
 
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Not exactly news to anyone who lives on the Rock.


Staten Island has more cars per person than rest of city | SILive.com
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:20 AM
 
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Not surprising. New Yok NY has the lowest auto ownership rate in the country. With very extensive rapid transit, you don't need one. Staten island is an anomaly, closer to NJ than to Manhattan. And, of course, not connected to other boroughs by subway.

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Old 11-26-2016, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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No surprise
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Not surprised. Is the train that runs parrell to Hylan that bad?
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:23 PM
 
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Not surprised. Is the train that runs parrell to Hylan that bad?

It is what it is, some love it, others not so much.


https://www.yelp.com/biz/mta-staten-...-staten-island


Problem just isn't commuting off SI (getting to the ferry for instance), but the *HUGE* problem with over development on the Rock coupled with every home now has at least three motor vehicles. You've got the "work car", "family car", and the "weekend car". Some also up the ante by having a "classic" car in the mix.


Developers keep tearing down one family homes and cramming those god awful townhouses which now are often *two* or more "thin" two family houses on that lot. Off the bat at a minimum that means four cars, but often eight because these days even in just a two person household each adult has their own car.


Staten Island's infrastructure and roads just aren't designed to handle all this traffic. Parking in many areas is a PITA which is why you have everyone putting out cones/garbage cans to "save" the spots in front of their homes.


Went down to Rosebank recently to visit some peeps, had to drive around for >30mins to find a spot.
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Old 11-26-2016, 06:57 PM
 
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It is what it is, some love it, others not so much.


https://www.yelp.com/biz/mta-staten-...-staten-island


Problem just isn't commuting off SI (getting to the ferry for instance), but the *HUGE* problem with over development on the Rock coupled with every home now has at least three motor vehicles. You've got the "work car", "family car", and the "weekend car". Some also up the ante by having a "classic" car in the mix.


Developers keep tearing down one family homes and cramming those god awful townhouses which now are often *two* or more "thin" two family houses on that lot. Off the bat at a minimum that means four cars, but often eight because these days even in just a two person household each adult has their own car.


Staten Island's infrastructure and roads just aren't designed to handle all this traffic. Parking in many areas is a PITA which is why you have everyone putting out cones/garbage cans to "save" the spots in front of their homes.


Went down to Rosebank recently to visit some peeps, had to drive around for >30mins to find a spot.
What is "overdevelopment"? Sounds to me like crying about newcomers coming in.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:19 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Well, should they build a direct rail connection from Staten Island to Brookyn and/or Manhattan?
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:42 PM
 
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only priviledged live on SI.. gotta pay $15 for tolls...
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:11 PM
 
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only priviledged live on SI.. gotta pay $15 for tolls...
*Sigh*


No they don't.


"MTA BRIDGES AND TUNNELS STATEN ISLAND RESIDENTS: As the result of an MTA Rebate Program, effective April 1, 2015, residents are charged $5.50 (versus the $16.00 cash rate) at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, where tolls are collected only in the Staten Island-bound direction in accordance with federal law. Residents will receive a $1.10 rebate of the $6.60 SIR toll for an SIR account with one or two trips in a calendar month and a $0.74 rebate of each $6.24 SIR toll for an SIR account with more than two trips in a calendar month. In the event this rebate program ceases, the SIR toll for accounts with one or two trips will be $6.60 and for accounts with more than two trips will be $6.24. Vehicles must be registered to a valid resident address in Staten Island. Please note that vehicles used for commercial purposes are not eligible for residency plans. Residency status is subject to periodic review."


Discount Programs from MTA Bridges and Tunnels


Only non-residents pay full toll crossing the VNB from Brooklyn. No one pays getting off the Rock, which has been so a long time now. ONE-WAY TOLL PLAN VOTED FOR VERRAZANO'S TRAVELERS - NYTimes.com


E-Z Pass holders get a small discount on MTA bridges and tunnels that applies to the VNB, Bayonne, and Goethals bridges as well. In fact getting off SI is free for all four bridges. The Outerbridge (run by Port Authority) has a discount plan for Staten Island residents as well.


"The Port Authority New York/New Jersey Staten Island Bridges Plan (PASI) is available to Class 1, 7, and 11 vehicles with non-commercial plates and private E-ZPass accounts at E-ZPass New York or New Jersey. Enrollment is required. The Staten Island Bridges Plan toll rate is $6.25 per trip (plus $9.50 for each additional axle beyond two axles) at the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, or Outerbridge Crossing, provided at least three Staten Island-bound trips are made in a single calendar month that are not otherwise discounted by the Carpool or Green Pass Plan. If three trips are not taken, the customer pays the prevailing E-ZPass (peak or off-peak) rate. All E-ZPass tags on the account apply to the three trip minimum requirement. "
http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/e-zpass.html

Guy V. Molinari may have turned a blind eye to what was becoming increased development on SI, but at least he did the borough that favor.
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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The lack of subway service keeps the trash to a minimum and ensures that hipster/millennial loser transplants will only ever mildly be interested in SI. Let's keep it that way.
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