As part of the City’s ongoing effort to simplify parking for residents and reduce vehicle trips in the city, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the continued advancement of a pilot program to reduce Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking (ASP) Regulations in Bronx Community District 8. The pilot program reduces ASP Regulations from twice a week to once a week and reduces the duration of the restriction from three hours to 90 minutes in some locations. The pilot began last year in Park Slope, Brooklyn and expanded to other parts of Brooklyn, including Fort Greene and DUMBO. The pilot program was expanded to include Bronx Community District 8, where it began on Oct. 28.
ASP Regulations will be temporarily suspended starting on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 in parts of the Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights and Van Cortlandt Village sections of Bronx Community District 8 for approximately six to eight weeks as DOT installs some 1,400 signs with new, reduced regulations. This is the second of two phases of the project to change approximately 3,600 ASP signs throughout the district, reducing residential street cleaning parking restrictions from twice a week to just once a week to ease parking for local residents. In other cases, only the time of day of the street-cleaning regulation will change. The new rules were established by the Department of Sanitation at the request of Community Board 8.
Meanwhile, the first phase of this project is now complete, with signs in Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Marble Hill and Kingsbridge west of Broadway (included) having been replaced since Oct. 28. The newly posted regulations will be enforceable starting on Monday, Jan. 11, giving residents two weeks to adjust to the new rules.
Street Cleaning Regulations (all parking signs marked with a broom symbol) will be suspended within the following borders from Jan. 4 until further notice:
North: Van Cortlandt Park South (included) from Broadway to Mosholu Parkway.
East: Mosholu Parkway (not included) from Van Cortlandt Park South to Sedgwick Avenue;
Sedgwick Avenue (not included) from Mosholu Parkway to Goulden Avenue; The west side of Goulden Avenue (included) from Sedgwick Avenue to Bedford Park Boulevard;
Goulden Avenue (included) from Bedford Park Boulevard to West 197 Street; The north side of West 197 Street from Goulden Avenue to Reservoir Avenue; The west side of Reservoir Avenue (included) from West 197 Street to West Kingsbridge Road.
South: The north side of West Kingsbridge Road (included) from Reservoir Avenue to Major Deegan Expressway;
The north side of West 225 Street (included) from Major Deegan Expressway to Broadway.
West: Broadway (not included) from West 225 Street to Van Cortlandt Park South.
The new regulations will take effect once sign changes are complete in the entire area. The changes do not affect 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. parking rules or meter regulations, or any other parking rules that are not Street Cleaning Regulations. DOT will give advance notification before enforcement resumes. The public is encouraged to check the DOT's Web site at www.nyc.gov/dot and to call 311 regularly.
Regulations were similarly converted last year in Brooklyn’s Community District 6. During that transition, DOT conducted a study which found that the suspension of Street Cleaning Regulations had minimal impact on traffic and parking conditions in the area.
For more information, please contact 311 or visit the Department of Sanitation’s Web site at www.nyc.gov/sanitation, or the Community Board 8 Web site at www.nyc.gov/bronxcb8.
See maps of area restored and area suspended.