New York City Council members renew call for residential parking permits in northern part of Manhattan

With congestion pricing on the horizon, a number of City Council members has renewed the call to create a residential parking permit system in northern Manhattan.

Council members Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal, along with Keith Powers and Diana Ayala, announced their renewed support for legislation they introduced last year, in which the Department of Transportation would create a parking permit system that would cover all areas north of 60th Street through Inwood.

The bill would allow the DOT to reserve up to 80% of parking spaces on designated blocks for people who live in the neighborhood, allowing the remainder to be allocated for nonresidents in an effort to discourage park-and-ride commuters.