As part of its campaign to expand transportation options, New York City will be reserving 285 parking spots in more than a dozen neighborhoods, mostly outside of Manhattan, for vehicles from car-share companies, like Zipcar.
Cutting the number of precious parking spots will infuriate drivers, but making more vehicles available to be shared by more New Yorkers could lessen the reliance on individual cars and reduce congestion and greenhouse gases.
Paul Steely White, the executive director of Transportation Alternatives, lauded the car-share program and had little sympathy for drivers. “The fact is that these are private companies providing mobility options for all New Yorkers,” Mr. White said. “What you have now is a situation that people are storing their private property, which is only for their use, in public space.”
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