New York Times Executive Editor John Rosenthal has added his voice to those supporting a residential parking program in NYC.
"There is a special spot in parking hell reserved for New York City residents," says Rosenthal. "While other cities have tried to make parking easier for their citizens, New York's response has been to shrug and say, 'You can't park it here; you can't park it anywhere'" He joined other New York papers in supporting the plan. The New York Sun last month urged the City's DOT to approve residential permits in Brooklyn. "It would seem that the need for some sort of residential parking program is obvious," the Sun said. "But the [DOT] has unwisely decided that because of the number of cars in the neighborhood, a residential parking program would lead residents to compete for parking spaces--although this already happens every day..."