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Sen. Stewart-Cousins Pushes Dobbs Ferry Permit Parking System Bill

Dobbs Ferry will create a permit parking system in the village, following the passage of a bill introduced by state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Dobbs Ferry will create a permit parking system in the village, following the passage of a bill introduced by state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins. Photo Credit: File

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Dobbs Ferry is one step closer to creating a permit parking system in the village, following passage of a bill introduced by state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins and state Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti.

The village requested the ability to create the system in order to provide parking relief for Dobbs Ferry residents who live near the train station and have difficulty parking on the street near their homes, according to a press release. The legislation requires the governor’s signature to become law, and will take effect 60 days after it is signed.

“Dobbs Ferry is looking to protect the village’s integrity as a place to live and do business, by making sure that commuters who may not live in the village, are not taking up precious street parking on residential streets,” said Stewart-Cousins in a press release.

Dobbs Ferry can establish the parking permit pilot program by local law or ordinance. The specific requirements include allowing at least 20 percent of the spaces within the permit area to be open to non-residents; providing for short-term parking of at least 60 minutes in the area, as well as requiring a public hearing on the system, according to a press release. The pilot program would expire Jan. 1, 2018.

The bill states the area of the village to be covered:

  • Oak Street, from Broadway to Main Street;
  • Elm Street, from Broadway to Main Street;
  • Chestnut Street, from Broadway to Main Street;
  • Walnut Street, from Broadway to Livingston Avenue;
  • Hatch Terrace, from Broadway to Walnut Street;
  • Palisade Street, from Cedar Street to Chestnut Street;
  • Riverside Place;
  • Cedar Street, from Main Street to a point 750 feet west of Palisade Street;
  • and the portion of Draper Lane owned by the village.

There are exceptions. No permit shall be required on those portions of streets where the adjacent properties are zoned for commercial, office and/or retail use, according to a press release. The parking system does not apply to any state road maintained by the state.

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