Request for Review of No-Standing Signage on West 56th Street between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas
WHEREAS, The block bounded by Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas and West 56th and West 57th Streets, although in a mostly commercial and business district, contains a number of residential buildings; and
WHEREAS, There are presently no locations at the westerly end of said block where automobiles are permitted to stand for purposes of loading and unloading packages and dropping off or picking up passengers; and
WHEREAS, Such an area is desired by the residents of said block to allow for safe and convenient access to their homes; and
WHEREAS, It would be impractical to permit standing on the West 57th Street or Avenue of the Americas sides of the block due to New York City Transit bus stops and the substantial traffic flow on those avenues; and
WHEREAS, Members of the public have requested that the New York City Department of Transportation review the no-parking and no-standing regulations that currently affect the northern side of West 56th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas, in order to determine whether such regulations could be modified to permit parking and/or standing of passenger vehicles during certain hours or on certain days; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the request that the New York City Department of Transportation review the parking and standing regulations on West 56th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas.The above resolution passed with a vote of 34 in favor, 2 opposed, 2 abstaining.