Meter problems plague drivers on McLean Ave.

Meter problems are frustrating business owners and customers on McLean Avenue in Yonkers. Drivers say even though they feed the meters, they're still getting tickets.

Merchants and customers say the 2-hour limit on

Merchants and customers say the 2-hour limit on parking meters isn't enough. (Credit: News 12 Westchester)

YONKERS - Meter problems are frustrating business owners and customers on McLean Avenue in Yonkers.

Drivers say even though they feed the meters, they're still getting tickets. What's confusing people are signs that say the meters are for two hours only and doesn't say anything about adding more time on.

Business owners say it's unfair because two hours is not enough time for people to visit the restaurants and shops on the street. Others say they're losing customers who want additional time to browse. Ralph Puma, the head of the McLean Avenue Merchants' Association, says he's asking merchants to park on the side streets to keep spaces open for customers.

Jim Cavanaugh, of the Yonkers Parking Authority, says they need to determine what everyone's needs are. One idea under consideration would place meters with different time limits along the block.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash 1 VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash
Weekend Travel Advisory, 2/24 to 2/26 2 Weekend Travel Advisory, 2/24 to 2/26
Shirley Annita Chisholm was the African-American Congresswoman from 3 Black History Month: Shirley Anita Chisholm
Weekend Travel Advisory, 2/24 to 2/26 4 Weekend Travel Advisory, 2/24 to 2/26
Police are investigating hate graffiti that was found 5 Police: Swastikas, anti-Semitic messages found in New Square

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE