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New Rochelle OKs Extra Parking On Sylvan Place

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Residents of Sylvan Place off Fifth Avenue have an additional two parking spaces at the dead-end section of the street, a change approved this month by the New Rochelle City Council.

The council accepted a recommendation of the Fire Department to shorten the no-parking zone for a fire lane on the east side of the street from 75 feet to 50 feet.

A study by the Fire Department's code enforcement officer, requested by residents of the street, found that the fire lane could be shortened and still provide enough access for emergency vehicles, Traffic Engineer Michael Briska wrote in a memo.

“This is just a change to the code,” District 3 council member Jared Rice said during the council's special meeting. “The signs have been up for a while now. The signs will stay in place as they were for the last few months, but the code is just being changed.”

Signs that say “No parking Here To Corner” are currently up reminding people not to park or idle their vehicles in the fire lane.

The council discussed the item during its July 27 meeting and approved the change during a special meeting Aug. 7.

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