September 2, 2008, 4:58 pm
Starting next Monday, alternate-side parking rules will be suspended in parts of Red Hook for three to four weeks as the Department of Transportation installs 1,400 signs with new, eased street-cleaning regulations — the fourth and final phase of a project to change approximately 8,000 signs throughout Community Board 6 in Brooklyn.
The area is bounded to the north by Summit Street (included), from Imlay to Van Brunt Streets, and Hamilton Avenue (included), from Van Brunt to Smith Streets; to the east by Smith Street (included), from Hamilton Avenue to the Gowanus Bay; and to the south and west by the Gowanus Bay, from Smith to Summit Streets.
The new regulations will take effect once the sign changes are complete.
Meanwhile, in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and other areas west of Court Street, where the third phase of the sign-replacement project started on Aug. 18, the 1,600 newly posted alternate-side parking rules take effect on Monday, Sept. 15.
The area is bounded to the north by Atlantic Avenue (included) from Columbia to Court Streets, to the east by Court Street (not included) from Atlantic to Hamilton Avenues, to the south by Hamilton Avenue (not included) from Court to Van Brunt Streets, and to the west by Columbia Street (included) from Atlantic Avenue to Degraw Street, Degraw Street (included) from Columbia to Van Brunt Streets, and Van Brunt Street from Degraw to Hamilton Streets.
The Transportation Department explained the purpose of the new rules this way:
In many cases, residential street-cleaning parking restrictions are being reduced from three-hour intervals to just 90 minutes, and from twice a week to just once a week, to ease parking for local residents. On commercial corridors, some streets will now be cleaned more often and regulations will be better coordinated to help ensure some curbside parking for local shoppers. The new rules were established by the Department of Sanitation.
The changes do not affect 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. parking rules or meter regulations, or any other parking rules other than the street-cleaning regulations.
(Source : The New York Times)