Greenfield was inspired by his own wife's struggles getting around while pregnant. Erin Einhorn of the NY Daily News notes that Georgia and Oklahoma have similar laws on the books.
Of course, there are always two sides to an issue:
"Paul Steely White of the transit advocacy group Transportation Alternatives said the city already has too many special parking permits - and too many people abusing the system with fake placards and scams. "This would create another group entitled to park on curbs where there is no room already," White said."
Councilman Greenfield also recently proposed reducing the no-parking zone around fire hydrants from 15 feet to 10 feet.
Thanks to Aaron Naparstek