Scooter Parking Study Initiated by DOT

Moped parking

Back in February, OANA proposed the idea of a study to see if no standing zones by intersections, (Daylighting), could be utilized to park scooters without effecting driver’s line of sight to oncoming traffic. We are not taking a position for or against, as the primary need of these is and should remain safe vehicular movement through intersections.

But today, as scooters and mopeds become more popular, creating dedicated parking would make much safer parking for all vehicles. Today, these Scooters squeeze between cars, and often get knocked down, and also cause damage to the automobiles.

We were notified by John O’Neil with DOT that they are initiating the study with their Parking division for more thorough review. They are going to take a look at that and see if that’s feasible and if so how or where we would scale such a proposal.

We look forward to receiving the results of their study and will let everyone know as soon as we do.

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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.