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North Bergen seeks to add 44 more parking spots on Bergenline Avenue

This would be accomplished by converting to angled parking on the eastern side of the street

Township employees install angled parking on Bergenline Avenue in 2020. Photo courtesy of the township.

North Bergen is taking action to add more angled parking in the township.

Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the Board of Commissioners have introduced an ordinance that would see 44 more parking spaces on a portion of Bergenline Avenue at its June 22 meeting.

Township Counsel Tom Kobin explained the crux of the parking ordinance, which was added on to the agenda at the end of the meeting.

“This has to do with angled parking on Bergenline Avenue,” Kobin said.

Two year ago, the township adopted an ordinance adding angled parking on Bergenline Avenue from 79th Street to Kennedy Boulevard. This equated to the portion of the street bordering James Braddock North Hudson County Park gaining a net total of 74 parking spots, with some being taken away on the western side of Bergenline Avenue for loading zones.

“We did angled parking from 79th Street north in an ordinance in 2020,” he said. “We want to extend that angled parking south from 79th Street to 71st Street.”

Now the township wants to extend that parking south. This reconfiguration would result in 44 more parking spaces in the area, according to Kobin.

“We just got the engineering about how this can be done and how many more spots it’s going to give the township,” he said.

The ordinance would amend the township’s existing ordinance from 1949  add angled parking on the aforementioned part of Bergenline Avenue, according to Kobin. The angled parking would only be on the eastern side, he added.

The ordinance will be up for a public hearing and vote at the next North Board of Commissioners meeting. The board will meet next on July 13 at 11 a.m. in the municipal chambers in Town Hall at 4223 Kennedy Boulevard. For more information, go to northbergen.org.

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