The city of Yonkers is giving free on street parking today and next Saturday, but keeping the off street parking charges at their normal level. According to everything I know about parking, this is exactly reverse of what they should do if they want to ensure there is available parking for the folks in town.
My guess is that what will happen is that the employees of the stores downtown will take all the free on street parking spaces and folks will be forced into the off street lots. Or, the on street spaces will fill and folks will cruise round and round to find a free spot, causing major congestion.
Who do we know in Yonkers — I’m going to email someone in their parking department and get a report on the result of this Christmas Kindness.