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Old Yesterday, 07:44 AM
 
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How many of you have cars and don't have an off-street parking spot?
Me. I live far from the train and the waiting list for my building is long. Thankfully parking isn't a nightmare by me.

I am hoping my situation changes soon though.
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Old Yesterday, 08:00 AM
 
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Me. I live far from the train and the waiting list for my building is long. Thankfully parking isn't a nightmare by me.

I am hoping my situation changes soon though.
How far is the walk to the train?
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Old Yesterday, 08:01 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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NYC has a lot of people who do need to drive and/or don't live near mass transit. There are places that are practically suburban, which people seem to largely ignore. Where my MIL lives, she is no where near a train and the buses are awful. (She can't take it at this point in her life anyway since she is barely mobile and needs a car to pick her up and take her around.)

Many people do not have cars and/or do not drive everywhere, which causes the biggest problem---taxis, car service, etc. The other day I was sitting outside at work and 9 out of 10 cars that went down the block had TLC plates. The congestion is more problematic than the parking and if you think the city would add additional lanes by removing street parking---yeah right---they aim to reduce lanes and make congestion even worse. You might say the parking is free but the city makes A LOT of money off of drivers here and if they reduced the amount of vehicles on the road, everyone would BOO-HOO when they feel that monetary hit from not ticketing people to death.

Bus routes are a joke---I don't know how many times I see buses not using them (even when they are free and clear) and too many delivery trucks/taxi drivers using them as they please. In my opinion, the biggest issues are car service and delivery trucks. The amount of TLC plates on the road is mind boggling (and the fact that they are so extensively used goes to show that transit isn't that great) and now with non-stop deliveries, you can walk down every block and see multiple people attempting to deliver 1,000 boxes via Amazon every day.

BTW-I say all this as someone who would rather stick a fork in my eye than actively try to drive into the city for work. I did have a coworker at my previous job who drove because a forty-five minute drive would otherwise be a two hour commute by transit since she lived far out in Queens somewhere.
Agreed that the delivery and livery stops make up a lot of the congestion. I think a reasonable place to get rid of parking spots is main arterials where every block has zones for delivery/livery. An easy way to do this is to expand the areas around fire hydrants that don’t allow parking as well as areas ahead of a bus stop. These areas already lead from places that are supposed to be kept clear so ingress and egress can be more easily done without a bunch of backing and out. For rideshare services, these things are already equipped with GPS by necessity and the GPS signal has improved. Since they have it, there should be a geofencing for them to designate spots where they can pick up or dropoff with the only special exception being for riders with verified accessibility issues.

Those are the carrots to delivery and livery services. The stick is much greater enforcement and escalating fines, starting with a warning or two, for those who repeatedly double park or take up bus or bike lanes.

Also, if construction is taking up lanes, then in some cases, parking spaces across and around the construction need to go down temporarily as cars adjust around it. There just needs to be a bigger buffer.
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Old Yesterday, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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“We have over three million public [on-street] parking spaces in New York City,” Johnson said on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show in July, “and we should reclaim that space and use it for the public.”
So....the 1.4 million households that own a car in the city don't count as the public!??

This is hippy-dippy nonsense. Love that buzzword "reclaim"....you got sidewalks, pedestrian plazas, car lanes, bus lanes and bike lanes. What nonexistent problem is he try trying to solve? If anything, we need MORE on street parking.
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Old Yesterday, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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Disagree.
Congestion pricing is only a ploy to forcefully integrate the masses into mass transit ridership through monetary oppression under the disguise of reducing this so called abysmal automobile traffic.The reason traffic is so bad in New York dates back to the 70's when the subways became the urinals of our majestic city. If a poll was conducted immediately as to the #1 reason why one chooses to take car service,drive a car or take a bus into work it boils down to the the refusal to ride alongside urine,feces,homelessness, the insane and animals that call themselves law abiding citizens. Who wants to risk life and limb going to work sitting alongside some miscreant complaining why you are staring at me or occupying my air space. I traveled the system for almost 40 years and as incredibly capable of handling myself, always ended up involved breaking up an argument or moving to a different section of a train that didn't smell as bad. Performance did improve with the introduction of new trains but unfortunately new people have not been introduced. Stop and question why did the riding public back in the days respect.....delicate straw seats,porcelain grip handles for many many years before the animal invaders decided to slash,smash and vandalize? New trains is a step in the right direction. Since you can't change the behavior of some peoples than forcefully monitor by policing who rides the trains so that others can ride in a joyous comfort if you Manhattanites truly want increased ridership and reduced automobile congestion. We car and home owners in the other boroughs manage to all get along .
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Cost of mass transit is also a problem.

Family of 4 from NJ, CT, westchester or LI can cost $40-$80+. If I come out early on Sunday, there are tons of free parking. I can usually find parking on Saturday as well. Many parts of the suburban transit have awful frequency of trains
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Old Yesterday, 12:54 PM
 
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All this anti-car nonsense is the creation of inner borough elites. In many outer borough neighborhoods you need a car to live. If you exclude Manhattan 53% of NYC households own at least one car (.xlsx /.pdf) - -


https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?c...3NIzIwtjcR2vPy
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Old Yesterday, 01:31 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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All this anti-car nonsense is the creation of inner borough elites. In many outer borough neighborhoods you need a car to live. If you exclude Manhattan 53% of NYC households own at least one car (.xlsx /.pdf) - -


https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?c...3NIzIwtjcR2vPy
Right, so the city really needs to offer better mass transit rather than simply make the alternative worse.
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Old Yesterday, 04:30 PM
 
Location: New York City
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In many outer borough neighborhoods you need a car to live
When you have kids in NYC, having a car EASILY increases your overall quality of life by a factor of 2
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Old Yesterday, 08:26 PM
 
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In Corona there is open air free parking lots along 111th St for the FMCP. But you cannot park there at night.

For the residents of Corona this is a huge inconvenience. People have to double park overnight, park on fire hydrants, or block people's driveways. Now people also park in the park parking lots but then the cops come and fine their vehicles.

What they should do is put in meters, so people can park there overnight, pay, and allow city to bank that. But I guess the parking violations are making more money for the city.
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Old Today, 06:42 AM
 
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How far is the walk to the train?
Not crazy far but I am about a mile away and the buses nearby often suck. I don't mind walking but a mile sucks in crappy weather and I also work off hours so I don't love walking late at night when it's desolate.


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Agreed that the delivery and livery stops make up a lot of the congestion. I think a reasonable place to get rid of parking spots is main arterials where every block has zones for delivery/livery. An easy way to do this is to expand the areas around fire hydrants that don’t allow parking as well as areas ahead of a bus stop. These areas already lead from places that are supposed to be kept clear so ingress and egress can be more easily done without a bunch of backing and out. For rideshare services, these things are already equipped with GPS by necessity and the GPS signal has improved. Since they have it, there should be a geofencing for them to designate spots where they can pick up or dropoff with the only special exception being for riders with verified accessibility issues.

Those are the carrots to delivery and livery services. The stick is much greater enforcement and escalating fines, starting with a warning or two, for those who repeatedly double park or take up bus or bike lanes.

Also, if construction is taking up lanes, then in some cases, parking spaces across and around the construction need to go down temporarily as cars adjust around it. There just needs to be a bigger buffer.
I totally agree with you. I think removing some spots for what you've mentioned is a good idea.

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So....the 1.4 million households that own a car in the city don't count as the public!??

This is hippy-dippy nonsense. Love that buzzword "reclaim"....you got sidewalks, pedestrian plazas, car lanes, bus lanes and bike lanes. What nonexistent problem is he try trying to solve? If anything, we need MORE on street parking.
I'm going to guess he's similar to those people who are fighting for climate change from their private jets.
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