Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Preferential parking permits for certain neighborhoods?

From the WTA but it affects our little 'ole Kensington:
We've been in contact recently with Community Board 7, with members of a committee pushing residential parking permits for Downtown Bklyn, and by a local elected official's office about residential parking permits and two upcoming meetings. I've also looked into some of the history of it online. Community leaders from the neighborhoods of northwest Bklyn (from Bklyn Heights to Park Slope) have apparently joined forces to push for permits for their neighborhoods, something which some of us are concerned will have a negative impact on Windsor Terrace and Kensington.
These groups are campaigning quite aggressively and we hope we can do as much as we can to keep our neighborhoods from becoming even more of a parking lot than they already are. Just because the plan focusses on conditions in Downtown Brooklyn doesn't mean that there won't be a real, noticeable affect in our neighborhood if preferential parking is made available to everyone from Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope.How these permits would work has not been fully determined. For a description of several possible scenarios, you can go to the following Dept. of Transportation link, starting at page 5:

For information on the entire Downtown Brooklyn Transportation Blueprint, see: