(Photo by Josh Derr)
Community Board 2, which serves Dumbo, (as well as Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Fulton Ferry, the Downtown Business District, Metrotech, Atlantic Center, Renaissance Plaza (the Marriott Hotel) and the Brooklyn Navy Yard), voted last night to change alternate side street parking in the entire CB2 area by a vote of 4-1 in favor. An attendee emailed us the general changes as follows:
- Where there is currently “No Parking 8am to 9am”and metered parking thereafter, the revision would have one-half hour window (instead of one hour) between 7am to 9am. This will reduce the time of no parking to one half hour and will begin the no parking at the earlier hour.
- On commercial streets (in the core of the business district) sweeping occurs three times a week on each side during the hours of midnight to 3am. The proposal is to break this into two sessions: midnight to 3am and 3am to 6am.
- A major change will be on residential streets where the frequency would be reduced from two days of sweeping (per side) to one of sweeping per side. Further, in Brooklyn Heights, the sweeping (per side) would take place on one day per week with No Parking in three different sessions: 8:30am to 10am, 9:30am to 11am and 11:30am to 1pm.
This looks like good news for residents who park on the streets. On the other hand, will the reduced number street cleanings be a problem? For residents who park their cars on the street, how do you feel about these proposed changes?