Friday, February 8, 2008

Good News! Parking Authority Coming Back

Weehawken has decided to bring back its Parking Authority, according to the Weehawken Reporter.

This is good news because it provides a mechanism for Weehawken to control parking in the township.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Impact of Congestion Pricing in NYC

As the City Room blog on the Web site points out, there's a new report indicating that congestion pricing will have the biggest effect on people who live outside Manhattan.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Congestion Pricing or Something Else?

With all the talk in New York City about congestion pricing, it seems likely that even more pressure will be put on the streets of Weehawken and the limited parking spaces there. And even if congestion pricing doesn't go through, there are other ideas out there to discourage people from driving in to New York.

Monday, October 8, 2007

North Bergen Has Interesting Ideas

North Bergen has a very informative web site for its parking authority. It includes the application for a resident parking permit. And North Bergen requires that residents have New Jersey driver's licenses with their North Bergen addresses and auto registration with North Bergen addresses.

Another nice feature is that they have daily and monthly visitor permits. The daily permits cost $2.00 a day and the monthly ones cost $30.00 a month. Seems like a good way to cut down on abuse of visitor parking permits.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

How They Do It in Hoboken

Hoboken cracked down on nonresident parking by designating one side of every street for resident parking only. Here's what the Hoboken parking ordinance says:

WHEREAS, the City of Hoboken recognizes the needs for additional parking for the residents of the City; and

WHEREAS, the City of Hoboken will work whenever possible to increase the availability of on street parking for Hoboken residents.

What a concept!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Tales of Parking Woes

Yes, even back as far as 2000 the difficulty of parking in Weehawken was documented by The New York Times in the New Jersey section.

But a friend of mine who used to lived in Weehawken, where overnight parking was allowed, said that was even worse. The sound of neighbors jockeying for rare parking spots in the middle of the night agitated her so much she moved her bedroom to the back of the house. Once a neighbor, angry at her parking job, came after her with a tire iron. And he was a policeman.
Seems like it should be time to do something about the problem.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Circling the Block and Circling and Circling

Am I the only resident of Weehawken who can never find a place to park my car?

Am I the only resident of Weehawken who sees many, many, many nonresidents with Weehawken stickers on their cars, parked on Weehawken streets?

Am I the only resident of Weehawken who wishes the authorities would enforce the weak parking laws we already have?

Am I the only resident of Weehawken who would like to see tougher parking laws so our community isn't just a "park and ride" lot for commuters from New Jersey who don't want to pay Lincoln Tunnel tolls?

Am I the only resident of Weehawken who fears the situation will become much worse when Mayor Mike Bloomberg gets congestion pricing implemented in New York City?

If I am, this blog will be a lonely place. If I am not, I hope you will join this discussion.