More Parking Meters Coming to Slope's Seventh Avenue
In another sign that upscale retailing is creeping south in Park Slope, the Department of Transportation is adding parking meters on Seventh Avenue from 11th Street through 15th Streets. A poster on Brooklynian quotes some information about it from Community Board Six:
The Department of Transportation is under no legal obligation to notify affected property owners, residents, etc. of the installation of parking meters. We did receive a notice from them, which was announced at our last Transportation Committee meeting and last general meeting, but did not seem to get picked up by any local papers for broader attention.Change.
There will be new parking regulations that will accompany the meters which will allow the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to sweep this stretch of 7th Avenue six times a week instead of the current two. DSNY has prepared a comprehensive plan to change our street sweeping for our district and included in those plans are changes to 7th Avenue that will include:
*instead of being swept twice a week, the entire length of 7th Avenue will be swept 6 times a week, and
*two 1/2 hour regulations: Instead of prohibiting parking on both sides of the street from 8-9am, the Eastside will be swept 8:30-9am, and the Westside (Flatbush-9th) will be swept 7:30-8am & Westside (9th-15th) will be swept 8-8:30am.
In addition, on the residential blocks we should expect to see the following changes:
*all 3-hour regulations (8-11am or 11am-2pm) will be condensed to 90-minute regulations
*all blocks in the district will be swept twice a week (the ones below 4th Avenue are currently swept four times a week).