NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Residents soon will be able to park on the west side of New Rochelle’s First Street between Washington and Union avenues on Mondays when parking on the east side is prohibited for street sweeping.
Currently, parking is banned at all times on the west side of First Street, and allowed on the east side except between 8 a.m. and noon on Mondays. The New Rochelle City Council agreed at a special meeting this month to allow parking on the west side during those hours.
“This street currently has no alternate side parking, so we want to create that,” District 1 Council member Louis Trangucci said.
The city will soon change the signs on the west side of the street to reflect the council’s action.
After discussion with Public Works Commissioner Alex Tergis and residents of the street who want this done, city Traffic Engineer Michael Briska and City Manager Charles Strome agreed that parking should be provided on the west side of the street when it is prohibited on the east side.
Briska said in a letter to Tergis that the 30-foot-wide street can handle traffic flow with parking on the west side as street sweeping is performed.
During the winter, the alternate side parking may be suspended for snow removal.