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July 8, 2014

NYC Alternate Side Parking ASPOn Monday, June 7, 2014, the NYC City Council held a hearing on a bill that would allow drivers in NYC to return to parking spaces once the street sweepers pass through for NYC street cleaning. For locals, the street cleaning is referred to as Alternate Side Parking (ASP) regulations. For anywhere from 2 to 3 hours a day, you are not allowed to have your vehicle on a particular street so the NYC Department of Sanitation can ‘sweep’ the streets. Most ASP signs are clearly marked with the ‘P’ symbol with a broom through it.

We’ve covered this proposal before, and here’s a recap.


  1. Potentially significant reduction in wait times for NYC drivers who have to wait 2 – 4 hours in their vehicles during the mandated Alternate Side Parking regulation time.
  2. Much less double-parking by these vehicles, so traffic will be reduced as well

Objections & Concerns Read more…

August 13, 2012

NYC Alternate Side Parking ASPFor New Yorkers who can’t stand the idea of paying for a NYC parking garage, several times a week they participate in the every annoying ritual of moving the car for Alternate Side Parking Regulations (ASP). ASP is a set of days and times when one full side of the street needs to be clear for the street cleaning trucks to get through.

Transportation Alternatives has announced a soon-to-be released study, “Duet of the Commons: The Impact of Street Cleaning on Car Usage in New York.” This study looks at how NYC’s street cleaning rules may affect driving behavior. In the study, a pair of New York University researchers from  NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management found that alternate side parking increases car usage in the New York City region by an average of 7.1 percent.

It seems that when New Yorkers have to move their cars for the ASP street cleaning, Read more…

May 23, 2012

NYC  Parking Ticket on Car 1Surprisingly, NYC is on track to issue fewer NYC parking tickets in 2012, as compared to 2011. According to The New York Post, NYC can expect to drop from $25.6 million in revenue to $16.5 million for moving violations, and issue less than 1 million actual tickets for moving violations. More specifically, we’re looking at:

  • 270,000 fewer NYC tickets for moving violations (there were 1,262,585 recorded for fiscal 2011),
  • $9 million less in revenue from NYC traffic tickets
NYC parking tickets for violations including Overtime Meter and Alternate Side Parking are also expected to not increase over 2011:
  • $496 million in revenue expected – similar to 2011 but less than approximately $540 million in 2010,
  • Less than the $513 million projected just a few weeks ago

Why the decrease?

Part of the drop in NYC parking tickets is from Read more…

November 13, 2011

NYC  Parking TicketNYC is stopping its program to reduce fines for NYC parking tickets if you don’t bring the case to court. If you don’t see the judge, your NYC parking violation for an overtime meter ticket or alternate side parking are reduced by 33% because you’re saving NYC the time and cost of having judges deal with all these NYC parking violations. The program was initially started in 2007 to manage the backlog of unpaid tickets.

In Manhattan South of of 96th St,  alternate side parking and expired meter NYC parking tickets are reduced from $65 to $43. If you appeal and lose, you’ll pay $65.

In Manhattan Above 96th St and in Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, alternate side parking and expired meter NYC parking tickets are reduced from Read more…