Assemblyman Joseph Lentol announced last Thursday that the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is reducing alternate-side parking restrictions from four days a week to two.
“I believe that our streets are cleaner than they have been in years,” Lentol said.
Since the early 2000s, the assemblyman has asked for alternate-side parking reductions. After he made the request to Mayor Bill de Blasio in May, the mayor responded that the streets of Williamsburg and Greenpoint have increased its street cleanliness rating to 92.3.
“If this rating stays above 90 percent for the month of June, then Community Board One will be eligible to request that alternate-side parking be reduced in all or part of the district to one time per week,” de Blasio wrote.
According to Lentol, a 2010 law allows community boards with cleanliness ratings of at least 90 percent for two consecutive years to request a reduction.
“The mayor’s office said they are ‘absolutely implementing’ alternate-side parking reductions,” he said. “We are on a 12-month implementation timeline, as they need to develop and install new signage.”
The changes won’t affect 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. parking rules or meter regulations that are not related to street cleaning.
“The car-moving game will finally have some relief,” Lentol added. “I know that North Brooklynites will keep the area clean because reducing the number of alternate-side parking days has been one of my constituents’ biggest requests.”