Councilmember fighting for enforcement of parking laws as double & triple parking plagues neighborhood
One Bronx councilmember is demanding that parking laws be enforced as cars continue to double and triple park outside of Horizon Juvenile Center.
Councilmember Rafael Salamanca Jr. says that the parking along Brook Avenue near the juvenile center has gotten out of control. He says he’s been fighting this battle since he took office seven years ago and says the parking mess is dangerous for neighbors in his district.
“They’re putting lives at risk,” said Salamanca. “When you’re double and triple-parking, cars that are driving on the street have no choice but to drive on the opposite side of the yellow line so that they can get through.”
Salamanca adds that he reached out to the Administration for Children’s Services, who sent the staff at Horizon Juvenile Center a memo that their illegally parked vehicles would be ticketed and towed.
The Administration for Child Services provided the following statement in response to News 12:
“ACS takes these concerns very seriously. We are working to ensure that all New York City parking rules are adhered to in front of the Horizon Juvenile Detention Center.”