The North Bergen Parking Authority has added 50 new parking spaces on Bergenline Avenue between 70th and 79th Streets by converting from parallel parking to angled parking.
The move follows Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the Board of Commissioners adopting an ordinance in July authorizing the angled parking conversion. Sacco visited the site last week to oversee the beginning of work, along with Commissioners Hugo Cabrera, Julio Marenco, and Allen Pascual, Parking Authority Executive Director Robert Baselice, and County Commissioner Anthony Vainieri.
Crews have worked diligently to remove the old lines, paint new ones, move the center double line, remove the old parking meters, and install new ones. In addition, a new left-turn-only lane was added, turning west from Bergenline onto 79th Street.
The new spots are front-end parking only. Meters work with the township’s new Parkvantage app and take credit cards, debit cards, or coins. Some loading zones and bus stops were adjusted for efficiency.
According to the township, reception has been overwhelmingly positive, with residents praising the more convenient parking for businesses and area residents. Guttenberg will be following North Bergen’s lead and continuing the angled parking further south on Bergenline to add even more spots.
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