Parked semi-trucks along overpass still causing problems on Nereid Avenue

News 12 has reported for years that semi-trucks parked along an overpass on Nereid Avenue in the Bronx have made things difficult for residents, and there has still yet to be a change.

Katelynn Ulrich and Rob Taub

Jul 19, 2023, 11:38 PM

Updated 315 days ago

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A persisting problem has continued to plague one specific street in the Bronx.
News 12 has reported for years that semi-trucks parked along an overpass on Nereid Avenue in the Bronx have made things difficult for residents, and there has still yet to be a change.
"it's a big problem over here, and I don't think there's enough talk about addressing the problem,” said resident Ferguson Farrell.
This year there have been only six 311 calls for commercial overnight parking, according to city records. But the last three years, the commercial overnight parking has become a recurring problem across the city.
"Nationally, there is one spot available for every 11 trucks and of course in a dense urban area like New York City, that problem is exacerbated,” added Farrell.
The lack of parking for semis throughout has been acknowledged by the city with the Adams administration dedicating a whole task force and sending out a survey for truck drivers. The city council is also trying to address the issue with Intro 906, which would establish at least one truck parking site in each borough.
The NYPD has expanded its towing operations for semis and a spokesperson says the nereid avenue area will be "subject of future towing enforcement."
The Yonkers police department says it's difficult to tow because most of the drivers have city permits and therefore it's out of their jurisdiction.
News 12 asked for the truck driver survey and was told they can't provide the results just yet.


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