The “West New York Forward” team led by Public Affairs Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo has unveiled a plan to focus on angled parking to created more spaces for residents and commuters alike throughout town.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Parking in West New York is a major issue that has been plaguing us for far too long. As we meet with residents a consistent concern that has been voiced is parking” Cirllo said in a statement.
“Under my leadership, we will work very hard to alleviate the parking situation and make West New York a more convenient place to live.”
As commissioners, Cirillo and Revenue and Finance Commissioner Guzman have joined their colleagues in voting in favor of the construction of three new parking decks and introduce angled parking spaces throughout town to help minimize disruption and alleviate stress on residents who cannot find parking.
If elected, Cirillo is vowing to see those plans carried out and expedited as mayor.
A deck on 52nd Street is anticipated to open soon which will begin the process of alleviating the parking issue.
During the March 15h board of commissioners meeting, a motion was also passed authorizing the start of construction of a new parking deck on 57th Street, and the town has begun adding angled parking on Park Avenue.
Multi-level and angled parking systems can maximize space utilization by allowing multiple vehicles to be parked in the same amount of space.
Furthermore, the West New York Forward supports angled parking since they feel it makes it easier for cars to move in-and-out of parking spaces, lessening the likelihood of a collision while simultaneously making it easier for drivers to stay within the lines of their parking space.
This, combined with new parking decks, would save residents both time and gas they would otherwise waste circling blocks searching for parking.
Cirillo is also running with outgoing Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-32), Hiram Gonzalez, and Walter Lopez, who are challenging a slate headed by Albio Sires – a former congressman, assembly speaker, and mayor.
The non-partisan West New York municipal elections are on May 9th and Cirillo’s team is in Column A, while Sires slate is in Column B.
I’m all for reducing the likelihood of car crashes, but we should not be building more parking! We are in the middle of climate and housing crises, and these measures do nothing to help either.
In fact, this encourages more people to drive by lowering the cost of parking. And more driving increases the chances of car crashes and non-drivers getting hit. I wouldn’t be surprised if the benefits of angled parking are negated by the detriments of more vehicle miles traveled.
40% of West New York households do not own a car. How is this an equitable use of public space?
You’re an idiot Zack you don’t know squat about the parking in West NewYork . The reason there is no parking in WNY is because you have so many illegal handicapped permits given out . When Roque , Sires were Mayor they would give them out like candy as long as they returned a favor . You supposed to get a doctor approval , but in west New York If you’re a commissioner or mayor all you need is a phone call . There are more illegal handicapped permits given out it’s out of control . What can you expect when you have CROOkED Mayors and commissioners returning favors . You all SUCK and should be in JAIL!!!’nn