Tear down buildings, put in local parking

Robin Schnell, Scotia


Recently, I read that Schenectady has a problem with illegal pavement, where people pave over parts of their lawns for parking. The problem is really that there’s no place to park. Houses and streets were built before everyone had a car.

Downtown Schenectady has greatly improved its parking situation. Why not devote some funding to helping people, and in the winter snowplows, with the parking problem by taking down some of the zombie houses and making them properly paved residential parking areas? Neighborhoods look better with a little green in front of the houses. Nobody likes to worry about moving their cars for the plow in the winter.

It might work to have lots restricted to overnight parking only for residents of a certain street. And what a benefit it will be when trying to sell a house if it has parking.

Robin Schnell


Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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