Parking at 1595 Bathgate for Educators and School Staff
We, the undersigned educators and school staff of the schools at 1595
Bathgate Avenue in the Bronx, respectfully request that you assist us in
resolving a very challenging situation regarding parking near our school
building. It has become so difficult to park, that if we do not arrive at
school before 7:00am, then we are either in a position where we have to move
the car for alternate side parking (while we should be working) or pay
$8.00/day for using a lot (which also fills up quickly). Both of these options
are not mere inconveniences, but hardships. In addition to the three
schools in our building, there are several schools along Third Avenue and all
of us compete for very few available parking spots.
There are several possible solutions to this:
Allow educators and school staff to park perpendicularly on the sidewalk the way police officers are allowed to do at their precincts.
Change the street cleaning hours in the area to be identical to the hours on Park Avenue where is is no parking midnight to 3:00am on Wednesday and Saturday. If this is not possible, at least reduce street cleaning to once a week rather than twice.
Free up more streets for parking in the area, for example on 174th Street between Washington and Bathgate, where no parking is allowed.