The city’s transportation chief rolled out plans Monday for the Big Apple to begin dedicating parking spaces both on-street and in city-owned lots for Zipcar and other car-share vehicles, THE NEW YORK POST reports.
Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg told a City Council hearing that her agency will launch a two-year pilot program this spring aimed at boosting car-share services by dedicating 300 spots for the vehicles at city-owned parking facilities and 300 curbside on local streets.
“I know that some are skeptical of shifting on-street parking to car-share spaces — I will admit that I was to,” the commissioner said. “But after seeing the numbers on reduced car ownership and lessening demand on our curb space, I believe car share could be a good use of public space that will benefit everyone.”
Trottenberg said that although most city-owned parking facilities are in Manhattan she expects all five boroughs to get the spaces. She said no neighborhoods have yet to be selected but mentioned Park Slope, Astoria, Jamaica and Washington Heights as possibilities for the pilot project. THE NEW YORK POST