FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2014
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Councilwoman Russell Announces Restriction Against Commercial Vehicle Parking on Prospect Avenue
New Cassel, NY – North Hempstead Councilwoman Viviana Russell announced that commercial vehicles will no longer be able to park along Prospect Avenue, following the unanimous passage of a new ordinance by the Town Board. Dozens of "No Parking Commercial Vehicles Except Local Delivery" signs will be put up along Prospect Avenue over the coming months by the Town's Highway Department.
"After many years of complaints regarding commercial vehicles obstructing the line of site coming out of the side streets and blocking the bicycle lane, I am pleased that the Town Council unanimously passed this ordinance, solving a long-standing problem along Prospect Avenue," said Councilwoman Viviana Russell. "The roadway will now be safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists while making parking more convenient for residents and visitors."
In addition, more than 100 posts and parking signs along Prospect Avenue will be replaced and updated to accurately comply with current parking restrictions along the road. The ongoing Prospect Avenue renovation project has altered the road and traffic configurations since the original traffic ordinance was created in 2003, causing many of the current signs to no longer comply with the original ordinance.
This ordinance was passed unanimously at the May 13th meeting of the North Hempstead Town Board.