QotD: Sinatra Drive Parking Meters
(Previous Title from March 2009: “New Meters not helping much”)
OK – the meters don’t work – time for a change!
Every politician that has run for any office since
messiah President Obama completely wore out the phrase “CHANGE” – has used that very word to convince their lemmings supporters to vote for them. Earlier this spring – I had an exact post about the ridiculousness of the whole change movement – and what it actually means to real people.
So what am I talking about? Yeah – change that isn’t ambiguous – but substantial – read below…
Here’s one thing needs to actually needs change in Hoboken IMMEDIATELY:
Let residents park for free – everyone else pays
I’ve spoken with well over 100 residents who are mystified that these 75 parking meters remain empty most of the time along Sinatra Drive. They’re obviously NOT generating the massive revenue the city thought they would – and have clogged other nearby streets instead. It’s obvious they are too far from anything but a pier and skate park to encourage prime time parking.
So what do you do now?
Very simple. Create an ordinance as follows:
- The 75 new meters along Sinatra Drive should be combination resident parking and paid parking for non-residents only. Residents can park free all day – and any visitors to town will deposit coins in the meters.
Sure – nothing else like it in Hoboken (yet) – but you need to think outside of the box to make things happen. You’ll help solve the congestion issue somewhat – and make some constituents happy. Now it’s up to the administration currently warming the chairs up to see if anything meaningful transpires.
QotD: Since the new meters on Sinatra Drive aren’t working as planned – does this idea to make them free for residents and everyone else “paid” make sense?
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See original update after the jump…
Remain empty, other streets more crowded
Hoboken411 reader (and great contributor) estevens noticed that the recently installed parking meters along Sinatra Drive and said:
“We were told that the installation of parking meters on Sinatra Drive would help the city with its financial troubles. I’ve walked Sinatra Drive every day this week and it’s always the same – lots of empty spaces. No one wants to feed the meters.
Looks like that money won’t be rolling in after all.