Valet Service Blocking Public and Residential Permit Parking Open

Morris Street At New Scotland Albany New York Show on Map Hide Map
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Issue ID:

4263617

Submitted To:

City of Albany

Category:

Other

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Neighborhood:

Park South

Reported:

on

Tagged:

signs, traffic, sidewalk

Description

A valet service has been blocking residential and public parking with orange cones and signs on Morris Street for months and installed a "valet parking only" sign right into the sidewalk in an area designated as residential parking.

Parking Enforcement is not addressing this commandeering of spaces and the head of Traffic Engineering told Park South residents they were not aware of this issue and did not approve it and it would be addressed. That was weeks ago and the problem continues. The valet drivers refuse to use the parking garages and are taking up street and residential parking all day. A valet staff member even came into SEFCU demanding to know which of their customers' cars were parked alongside SEFCU because they wanted them moved. Who do these people think they are? This is a public street and a residential permit area. Their cones and valet signs are also a driving hazard which has been reported before but not addressed. Albany Medical Center has plenty of garage space and needs to use it. The valet drivers have no right monopolizing necessary public and residential parking. Someone has to stand up to this valet service. Please do your jobs Parking Enforcement and Traffic Engineering or can anyone just put cones and signs in the street and keep people from parking where it's designated they have a right to?


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  • David, Mayor's Office (Verified Official)

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