End the Ban on Overnight Parking in White Plains

Colleen Kirk
Colleen Kirk 31 Comments
284 Signatures Goal: 250

The citizens of White Plains ask Mayor Roach to end the ban on overnight parking for one year as a test. The streets are public byways that the taxes of White Plains residents pay for, yet they are unable to park their cars on the street overnight. The city is making a large revenue from the ban, but we ask the city to look at the comfort and living situation of its residents and determine that money is not everything. In addition Mayor Roach claims that on street parking is dangerous. And instead wants to charge his constituents to park in private parking lots with dim lighting, no windows in the stairways and that are at least half a mile from the apartment buildings. The ban was enacted in 1947 when White Plains was a small town (not a city) and homes had 1 car. Back then husbands worked & mothers stayed home. Sixty years later this has changed & a majority of homes are 2 car families with both spouses working. The law is antiquated and now is affecting the property value within the town. Homes, apartments and condominiums do not sell unless they come with a parking space. Meanwhile private contractors are making money by offering the only parking in the city (municipal lots are up to a 2 year wait). Parking on the streets should not be a money maker for the city or for it's chosen few "friends". We ask for a basic right to park in front of our homes.

  • Susan Herena
    Susan Herena United States, New York
    Oct 27, 2017
    Oct 27, 2017
    I think it's fairto see some data on theories about why street parking is banned. A 1 year trial is reasonable as a start. I think the current restrictions can be loosened safely - there should be much more dialogue about this.
  • Kim Tuccillo
    Kim Tuccillo United States, White Plains
    Oct 23, 2017
    Oct 23, 2017
    Almost $200/ a month to park in a lot for 1 month. If I get there after 6pm I have to park even further away and it's almost 1/4 mile walk just to get home. Totally ridiculous.
  • Alex Kwan
    Alex Kwan United States, Yonkers
    Aug 11, 2017
    Aug 11, 2017
    15 min walk from closest parking garage doesn't sound safe at 11 at night.
  • Suzanne Greenidge
    Suzanne Greenidge United States, Yonkers
    Aug 11, 2017
    Aug 11, 2017
    In addition to the rule making no sense for a myriad of reasons, there also are not signs posted (at least on the street I was ticketed on) to advise people of this rule. At the very least, people should be given warning that this is the law in this city.
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