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WESTCHESTER COUNTY SHOULD LEASE UNUSED PARKING SPOTS ON CENTRAL AVE FOR COMMUTER BUS PARKING
Release Date: March 18, 2008
A SUGGESTION TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: LEASE UNUSED PARKING SPOTS ON CENTRAL AVE FROM SHOPPING CENTERS, CO-OPS, CONDO’S AND TURN THE SPOTS INTO COMMUTER PARKING FOR COMMUTERS INTERESTED IN TAKING BUS TO MANHATTAN
CURRENTLY, THERE ARE NO LEGAL PARKING SPOTS ON CENTRAL AVE FOR COMMUTERS
The Westchester County Department of Transportation should use their influence to persuade commercial property owners, co-ops and condo’s on Central Avenue to lease unused parking spots on the avenue to commuters who take the Westchester-Manhattan express bus to New York City.
At the present time there are no allocated parking spots for commuters. Although many residents park at the stores, there have been instances where they have been ticketed or towed. If the property owners would lease some parking spaces to the county the property owners would benefit because they would generate more revenue. The county bus system would benefit because it would be much easier for commuters to use the Westchester-Manhattan bus system, and the environment would benefit because less people would drive to New York City and more people would use public transportation.
I have received an e mail from a co-op Board that is interested in leasing to the county between 8-10 parking spots. There may be other co-ops, condo’s, businesses that would be interested in negotiating a lease agreement with the county Department of Transportation.
Paul J. Feiner
TO: Paul Feiner, Supervisor
Town of Greenburgh
Greenburgh Town Hall
177 Hillside Avenue
Greenburgh, NY 10607
( ) Yes. ( ) No. I use the County's Westchester to New York City bus ( ) to get to work
( ) when I visit the city for leisure activities.
When I take the bus to Manhattan from Central Avenue, I park my car at:
( ) Yes. ( ) No. The lack of designated parking on Central Avenue (near bus stops) discourages me from taking the bus into Manhattan.
( ) Yes. ( ) No. If the county would lease spots on Central Avenue for commuter bus transportation, I would be more likely to take the bus ( ) daily ( ) sometimes.