Parking problems on purpose?
You ever wonder if it’s the City’s master plan to have these parking issues on purpose?
Out of desperation, many people just leave their cars on the street and willingly get multiple parking tickets. It’s like ATM machines for the city. Because we don’t have adequate parking people often park illegally. By the corner, on the street during street cleaning days, etc.
I’m not sure exactly what the annual revenue is for Hoboken specifically for parking summonses that could have easily been avoided if there was sufficient parking. And even if we had more “monthly” parking areas, would that revenue meet or exceed what the city takes in otherwise?
Regardless, we need more free parking areas. I’m sure many of you may try to compare this to NYC, but we don’t have nearly the transit infrastructure they do. If anything for the sole reason of intersection safety.
So, new city council, what are your suggestions?