More Short-Term Spots In Area
City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined Maura McCarthy, Queens Borough Commissioner of the Department of Transportation (DOT), business owners and community leaders last Friday, Jan. 27, to announce the reduction of 12-hour parking meters in Long Island City.
The parking meter changes come after community residents and businesses requested the need for shortterm parking.
Van Bramer worked with the DOT to help ensure parking accommodations were made available to customers looking to gain accessible spaces.
“Long Island City is not a park- ing lot,” said Van Bramer in a statement. “It is a thriving community where thousands have come to live and where we are seeing many businesses open every month. For Long Island City residents and businesses this is a welcome announcement.”
Parking in Long Island City is a high priority issue for both businesses and residents in the area. The parking meter changes will help generate better flow for shoppers along the developing business corri- dor.
“Adjusting meter regulations can go a long way toward increasing parking options for Long Island City residents, visitors and businesses, and we are glad to work closely with local elected officials to make parking easier,” said McCarthy.
Since taking office, Van Bramer also announced short-term metered parking was being added and parking regulations were adjusted along Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside, making parking more accessible for motorists, especially to customers of local businesses lining the corridor.