Scooter Moped Parking

Moped parking

We at OANA have been noticing that there are some issues with Scooter and Moped street parking.

Often they are parked too close to cars and that the cars cannot move without knocking over the 2-wheelers. While there is supposed to be a 4 ft distance between car and Scooter or Moped, this is often very difficult for the rider to find.

We would like to see if Parking Spots that are currently marked “No Standing” at corners in order to give car and truck drivers an unimpeded view of traffic coming down the street( Also known as :”Daylighting”) could be designated for Scooter or Moped parking only. This way, the view would still be unimpeded, and the 2 wheeled vehicles would have a safe spot to park. This makes the best possible use of available street parking.

We would like your comments, as we plan on proposing this to the NYC DOT.

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Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.