Nosy Neighbor: What Are These New Blue Parking Signs?

I just started seeing these blue ParkNYC signs all around the neighborhood. What are they for? —M.

If you know one thing about me by now, it’s that I don’t like writing up something that someone has already written about elsewhere, pretending that I’m doing anything other than cribbing from it. So let’s hand this one over to the Queens TimesLedger, where Mark Hallum wrote about ParkNYC at the end of December. (I’ve condensed it a bit.)

The launch of ParkNYC, a mobile payment system for on-street parking, was announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio, the city Department of Transportation and Parkmobile, LLC, a private vendor. With the first phase of the launch starting in Midtown Manhattan, all 85,000 parking spots served by Muni-Meters will be available to ParkNYC users by the summer of 2017. […] Muni-Meters would stay in place for New Yorkers who wish to opt out of the new service and that parking rates and time limits would remain unchanged.

“With ParkNYC, drivers no longer have to scramble for change or even walk to a Muni-Meter to get a receipt for their dashboard,” [DOT commissioner Polly] Trottenberg said. “With no added fees, mobile alerts that let you know when your parking session is ending and the ability to extend a session without returning to your car, ParkNYC offers a great convenience to New York drivers.” […] The information from a user’s license plate is relayed through the program where motorists pay for parking on held-held devices used by NYPD traffic enforcement officers. […] Users can access the service by downloading the app on their mobile device or by going to parknyc.org on a computer. Each account must be tied to a license plate number, and works much like EZPass [….] From there, parking can be purchased or renewed. Mobile notifications can be turned on to alert users of expiring time limits and extend. […] Signs identifying each block-side with a six digit code will be available to tell users which zone they are parked in to buy parking permits accordingly.

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1 Comment

  1. We have a similar mobile pay system in Toronto and it works beautifully.

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