Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Higher Meter Rates on 5th and 7th?
All About Fifth has learned that the New York City Department of Transportation is considering raising parking meter rates at the MUNI Meters along the Park Smart pilot area on Fifth and Seventh Avenues. The proposed rate could be as much as $2.50 per hour, during peak hours (12:00 - 4:00 PM).
The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID (BID), the Park Slope Chamber of Commerce and merchants along Seventh Avenue believe that another meter increase will hurt merchants and discourage people from shopping and dining on Fifth and Seventh Avenues, especially during this recession.
What do you think? Leave a comment, below.
The BID is circulating paper petitions along the avenue and has started an online petition, as well. If you are interested, it is available to sign here.