Fulfilling their pledge to work on increasing parking availability in heavily-trafficked areas of the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia and Councilman Thomas Hand have announced an additional 111 parking spaces in downtown Syosset.
Commuter parking has been made available at the following locations:
• East Street – approx. 17 spaces
• Orchard Street – approx. 6 spaces
• Ira Road – approx. 21 spaces
• Cold Spring Road – approx. 10 spaces
• Railroad Avenue – approx. 15 spaces
• Jackson Avenue – approx. 4 spaces
• S-1 Parking Lot – 38 spaces
Supervisor Saladino said, “We recognize that the biggest concern for our commuting residents is the lack of adequate parking in certain communities with access to the Long Island Rail Road. After meeting with residents, Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia and Councilman Tom Hand began quickly searching for areas where parking can be enhanced for the public. I applaud our Councilmembers, the Syosset moms and our Town Commuter Parking Committee for their success in pursuing additional parking spaces.”
Councilwoman Alesia said, “When hardworking moms of Syosset contacted me about their daily struggles in finding a parking space each morning, I was eager to work with them and the Highway Department to identify areas with current restrictive parking that is presently under-utilized. As a working mom myself, I know it’s not easy to get the kids out of the house and arrive at work on-time. Together, we agreed it’s in the community’s best interest to remove certain on-street parking restrictions and convert some metered parking into permit parking stalls. It’s my hope that these additional spots help ease our residents morning hassles.”
“I welcomed the opportunity to meet with Syosset moms, listen to their concerns and work with them toward these solutions. The town will continue its efforts in identifying parking solutions in all communities with significant commuter volumes. This process requires striking a careful balance between the needs of commuters, local homeowners and nearby shopkeepers. By working directly with residents, we will continue achieving positive results for our communities,” added Councilman Tom Hand.
Earlier this year, the Town of Oyster Bay formed a Commuter Parking Committee comprised of elected officials, town administrators and residents from hamlets throughout the town. Chaired by Supervisor Saladino and Councilman Anthony Macagnone, the committee continues to meet and discuss options for added parking throughout the town.