Meter problems plague drivers on McLean Ave.

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.

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