New York - Parking Restrictions And Ticketing Pose Big Problems For New York City Branch Of Car2Go
New York, NY - Reps for the Austin, Texas-based car sharing system Car2Go say that of their 10 branches currently operating nationally, their New York City cite is experiencing some costly growing pains as it scrambles to find solutions to the city’s unique parking restrictions and ticketing policies.
WSJ.com (http://on.wsj.com/1JrQOZu) reports that car-sharing upstart, which launched in Brooklyn in October of 2014, and more recently in Queens, has amassed 4,474 parking tickets so far in 2015 on its 550 Smart car-fleet operating in NYC, totaling $262,810.
As a policy, Car2Go users are educated on not leaving the one-way vehicles in traditionally high-risk parking ticket situations—-such as metered spaces, but other restrictions unique to New York City—-like alternate side street sweeping schedules—-are making it difficult for Car2Go crews to keep ahead of city ticket writers and reps say each unit in the fleet is averaging more than a ticket per month.
Tom McNeil, general manager for the New York operation, said, “Nobody has the restrictions we have for on-street parking. It’s not even close.”
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