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Reader says You need metered parking because we have so much demand for parking

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Disagree with both. There’s no disconnect. You need metered parking because we have so much demand for parking. Without limits and enforcement, the businesses will suffer. Might seem counterintuitive but it’s a matter of supply and demand. We can’t find parking today with 3 hour limits and meter rates….imagine how much parking you’ll find if it was free! Glen Rock has like two delis and a couple of shops. They don’t have nearly the same amount of retail stores or restaurants that we have. Same goes for Midland Park, HoHoKus, Waldwick, Wyckoff, Allendale. Should I go on? So no, we don’t have any competition. Route 17 and Garden State Plaza are not substitutes for a Downtown like ours.
And to suggest that people here live in a bubble, and that they don’t know what else is out there, is simply ridiculous. We have a very educated consumer who chooses to live here for the very reasons people trip over themselves to come here. And by the way, taxes in Glen Rock are actually higher than in Ridgewood. But somehow, people in Ridgewood think that their taxes are higher than any other place on earth. It’s just a high class brag that gives some people the justification for being an asshole. So stay home, order from Amazon, home-school your children and become a hermit. Just make sure to Amazon Prime some Vitamin D supplements.

7 thoughts on “Reader says You need metered parking because we have so much demand for parking

  1. You can’t find parking because of the store employees parked on the streets in front of their own shop. They were offered deeply discounted parking yet still choose not to walk. Or the realtors parked in front of their agency. Or the commuters who in the past were much more likely to walk or be dropped off…and not in the olden days but as recently as 15 years ago when the car dealers were open and not spillover lots for town…

  2. Until the “businesses” figure out how to stop owners and employees of those “businesses” from parking and repeat parking in the CBD, their complaints will fall on deaf ears.

  3. The “demand for parking” in Ridgewood is a myth put forward by the previous Council majority. I drove past the site where they wanted to build a 5 story parking garage at 8:00 pm on a Saturday night and the lot was about 75% full. Plenty of parking available. For those of us that work in the CBD, we know that there are certain hours of the WEEK that are difficult to find parking but overall there are plenty of spots available.

  4. 9:02 is 100 percent correct.applies to all the lots…cottage place and aside the infamous Town Garage..take that rediculous sign down now or bulldoze it.its an advertizement in town media messaging stupidity ..might be too close to the truth..a town in decline..

  5. I can easily find parking and always do.

  6. That’s because we need the quraters, huh

  7. For the next coin boy or girl…

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