Council Member Elizabeth Crowley (D-30, Queens) introduced legislation today that requires the City Department of Transportation to post notice for at least seven days before installing “no standing” signs on residential streets.
When the City implements new parking restrictions, residents are often caught by surprise. Parking in a location that was perfectly legal a day ago can suddenly lead to increased costs from ticket or towing expenses and unneeded aggravation.
Within Council Member Crowley’s district, the City began “daylighting” corners—a safety measure intended to provide better visibility at intersections—earlier this year. However, many residents were unaware of these changes and began receiving parking violations from the moment the “no standing” signs went into effect.
Intro 716 would serve as a warning system for residents as the City must post notice at the affected corners indicating the new parking rules and the effective date at least one week before the change.
Council Member Elizabeth Crowley said, “The ticketing and towing of vehicles immediately after a new ‘no standing’ sign is installed is an unfair practice by the City. Local communities should receive proper notification before parking policy changes.”