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January 8, 2013

NYC_Parking_SignIf you’re relying on the ‘the parking sign didn’t make any sense’ defense for your NYC parking ticket, slow down. On January 7, 2013, brand new NYC parking signs were introduced by Janette Sadik-Khan, NYC Transportation Commissioner, Christine C. Quinn, NYC City Council speaker, and NYC Councilman Daniel R. Garodnick.

The new signs began being installed in October 2012 and are designated for commercial parking areas of midtown, Upper East Side, Lower Manhattan, and Financial District. The new signs will  first be installed from 14th – 60th Streets and from 2nd – 9th Avenues. By Spring 2013, 6,300 new NYC street signs will be installed. Here are some highlights of the program:

  • About 50% of the new signs will deal with commercial parking,
  • About 50% of the new signs will regulate nighttime parking, weekend parking, hotel & taxi stands, street cleaning times, and No Standing areas,
  • The new parking signs will cost about $180,000,
  • It now takes about 140 characters to explain the somewhat bizarre NYC parking rules, which is down from 250 characters, Read more…
January 12, 2011

If you’ve done any NYC driving, you probably don’t know the NYC speed limit is 30 mph and you probably can’t believe that it is actually possible to speed. Well, maybe if you’re cruising up 1st Avenue late at night and time the lights perfectly….

New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says that the worst vehicle accidents happen because people are speeding, and installing cameras is the solution to stopping the speeding behaviour. Just like a red-light camera, the speed camera would take a picture of your vehicle and you’ll get that photo plus a NYC speeding ticket in the mail. But installing the cameras would require approval from the state Legislature, which has shown little interest.

Do we think this will happen? The State Legislature would have to approve the speed cameras, and so far it’s not showing a lot of interest in a bill proposing that 40 speed cameras be installed at ‘hot spots’.

Read what the New York Post has to say.