Drivers upset over tickets after parking signs change
Some Kingsbridge residents say they've parked their cars in spaces they thought they were allowed to, only to come back to find tickets on their windshields.
They say West 205th Street and Goulden Avenue, near Lehman College, has been a diagonal parking area for years. But this week, they got tickets.
The parking rules on the south side of the street have changed, and drivers there say they received no warning.
The NYPD says it is only enforcing existing rules. The Department of Transportation gave no reason as to why the angled parking signs were removed. Drivers must now parallel park along the curb to avoid tickets, but a DOT spokesperson said the angled parking signs will be restored as soon as possible.
Many people who park in the area are Lehman students, who are trying to save money. Campus parking permits cost $185 a year.
They say the change has cost dozens of parking spaces close to campus, and spaces farther away are in poorly lit areas that may be more dangerous after dark.