Wednesday, January 24, 2007

CITIZEN IDEA OF THE DAY: CHANGE MACHINE ON E HARTSDALE AVE FOR PARKERS

I was speaking to Susan Hansel, a resident of E Hartsdale Ave today. She came up with a great suggestion: The parking authority should place change machines on the avenue for parkers. I have received a bunch of parking tickets over the years because I didn't have change on me. Others have had similar experiences.Merchants don't like to give people change if they are not buying anything from them. This suggestion could help people avoid parking tickets because a change machine would be just around the corner.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Idea! Should have been thought of a long time ago. Let make this happen!

Anonymous said...

I cannot imagine that a change machine would be very secure. Perhaps a better solution is muni-meters like those at the city center that accept bills and credit cards.

hal samis said...

Not only change machines but change the Parking mangement.

Does this idea have to come from a citizen?


As an aside, do you think that the parking meters at City Center are really enforced or depend on the honor/fear system for drivers to pay. I don't see cameras and I rarely see attendants. How does anyone know that your vehicle has not paid?

muni-meters work said...

Mr. Samis, could you please post for us your address so that those of us who have gotten parking tickets at city center in White Plains can send you the tickets. Maybe after you've paid a few of them like we have you'll understand that these munimeters do work and (grrrr) are being enforced quite effectively.

Anonymous said...

The City center parking is monitored on an hourly basis. I have gotten a ticket before as soon as the meter expired. So watch your meters.

Anonymous said...

I think the parking is ridiculous! They should have metered parking that accepts change, bills and credit cards for anyone who might not know. Also going up the hill towards the cooperatives like the harbor, Rex Ridge, etc., should not be allowed to park on each side of the road. It is a winding hill and dangerous for two way traffic going/coming with one middle area. Also the garbage men speed up that hill while on cell phones and pay no attention to on coming traffic. I almost got knocked into a car trying to avoid a collision with school buses and garbage trucks. It is dangerous and school buses should be doing the speed limit as well!

Anonymous said...

And the system for parking permets is RIDICULOUS

THEY DO NOT PUT YOUR LICENSE PLATE NUMBER(S) ON PERMIT --

Scarsdale does
White Plains does

So Greenburgh gives up revenue because any fool can loan out his permit to someone else -- and how would police/meter person know whether it belonged to the car parked there

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Ridge Road, cars on BOTH SIDES of Ridge Road have been ticketed during the day (the signs state you have to move to the opposite side 9AM-5PM M, W, and Fridays) for snow parking violations! I won't pay it!

Anonymous said...

I wish there were professional management in the town for highway and traffic and parking and such. The little work that is done in these regards is always reactive and often haphazard/make-shift (like most operations in Greenburgh).

I hope that our next supervisor comes from a corporate environment, and that he hires proactive department heads who take educated initiative.

Anonymous said...

In regard to the city center meters:

It is my understanding that each spot is equip with some sort of sensor which detects that a vehicle is parked in that spot. If this spot is not payed for within a certain amount of time, the spot number is transmitted to the parking authority. Makes it far easier to write tickets.

Anonymous said...

The parking district is separate from the town administration.

Anonymous said...

"The parking district is separate from the town administration."

Yes. And that is a major problem. I don't know what the rationale was in the 1950s for its creation, but it needs to be dissolved.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 5:48 --

why do you think it should be dissolved? so village people could park there? no way -- we are sick of the village moochers

Anonymous said...

I think the Parking Authority has its own debt. I would think one would need the permission of the creditors to liquidate it.

I wish our Town Supervisor would pay attention to whether or not a proposal is legal. But he only does that when it is something Edgemont wants