New Parking Plan for Jackson Heights
PARK Smart Comes To Jackson Heights
PARK Smart is an innovative parking management program that will help make it easier to find a parking spot and reduce congestion and double parking. The community and city Department of Transportation developed the Jackson Heights PARK Smart plan together as part of the Jackson Heights Neighborhood Transportation Study.
PARK Smart aims to increase the number of available parking spaces by encouraging motorists to park only as long as necessary. Parking rates in certain parts of the neighborhood will increase as motorists are parked longer. In other areas, a value rate will allow longer parking at the current rate.
The Progressive Rate encourages short stays, while providing more time for those who need it, on 37th Avenue, 74th Street, 82nd Street, and Broadway.
The Value Rate provides a low-cost, two-hour option for parking in lower demand areas. The Value Rate will be in effect on Roosevelt Avenue (from Broadway to 82nd Street) and 37th Road (74th to 75th Streets).
Meters on 74th Street will be extended to turn off at 10 p.m.
The meters on 74th Street and on Roosevelt Avenue will be converted from a one-hour limit to a two-hour limit.
The Progressive Rate will be implemented on the busiest streets in the area, 74th Street, between Roosevelt and 37th Avenues; and on Broadway between 72nd Street and Baxter Avenue; on 82nd Street between Baxter Avenue and 37th Avenue; 37th Avenue between Broadway and 82nd Street.
See article at The Gazette