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City Will Test Dedicated Street Parking For Carshare Companies This Fall In Brooklyn

Will a City supported carshare program help reduce car ownership in Brooklyn? The NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) intends to find out with a two-year pilot program launching this Fall.

While the agency will not run a carshare service, it will designate parking spaces on-street and in municipal parking facilities to carshare companies participating in the pilot.

NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg announced at the end of 2016 the launch of a two-year citywide pilot that will dedicate approximately 300 parking spaces in municipal parking facilities and another 300 street parking spaces in select neighborhoods exclusively to participating carshare companies.

Where Are The Carshare Pilot Zones?

The on-street portion of the NYC DOT Carshare Pilot will take place in 15 select neighborhoods citywide, including the following Brooklyn neighborhoods:

  • Boerum Hill

  • Brooklyn Heights

  • Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens

  • East Williamsburg

  • Park Slope

  • Red Hook

  • Williamsburg

The off-street portion of the NYC DOT Carshare Pilot involves making 10% or up to ten spaces (whichever is less) of parking spaces in all municipal parking facilities available to carshare companies, where there is demand.

The following areas in Brooklyn are included in the off-street portion of the pilot program: