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New York Parking Pilot Favors Car Share

New York is the latest city that will prioritize shared uses when it divvies up public parking spaces.
February 15, 2018, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"[New York City] is launching a pilot program this spring that will designate on-street parking to car-sharing companies like car2Go and Zipcar," reports Shirley Chan.

"The plan was first proposed by the City Council last year and was recently signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio," adds Chan. "The city hopes by making car sharing easier and more convenient, it will encourage people to get rid of their personal vehicles all together."

After that explanation, Chan hands the metaphorical microphone to a "skeptical" car owner concerned about having fewer public parking spaces available for the storage of his private automobiles.

The article also at various points describes the program as "taking away" parking spots, resulting in the "loss" of parking spots in each of the neighborhoods that will pilot the new program.

The pilot program will roll out in 14 neighborhoods for a total of two years. An article from November 2017 surveys the growing number of cities assigning public spaces for more efficient mobility choices. 

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Published on Friday, February 2, 2018 in PIX 11
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