EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Parking enforcement is getting a little harsher in Bronxville, as village officials seek to encourage more space turnover in an effort to increase local business.
Beginning on Monday, Aug. 3, all on-street parking meters will be enforced from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., an hour later than in the past. Enforcement hours for meters located in village parking lots will remain unchanged, with enforcement from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
According to Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin, “after intense observation, we noticed that cars in front of the theater, restaurants and businesses were utilizing the free evening parking, but not frequenting village establishments.”
The anticipated revenue generated as a result of the extra enforcement is expected to result in a lowering by village taxes by nearly 1 percent overall.
“We listened to our merchants, doctors and restaurateurs, whose clientele often require longer increments of time than are currently available,” Marvin noted. “As a result, we have increased the number of spaces that allow stays of three and four hours in the Cedar Street and Garden Avenue parking lots.”
Additionally, later this month, the village will begin its collaboration with Pango, a company that created a system that allows motorists to park and pay using their cell phones. Pango eliminates the need for parking machines, the need to rifle through vehicles for loose change, and can be customized and adjusted to fit one’s need.
Marvin said that they studied several options as they got set to update parking in the village, including a credit card swipe system that would have required the reconfiguration of more than 1,000 meters.
“After a thorough analysis of the competing providers, we chose Pango because of their competitive pricing, user friendly application, and the fact that they invented many of the app’s innovations and hold their patents,” she stated. “Pango allows us to take advantage of state-of-the-art technology with minimal capital outlay.”
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