Wednesday, May 30, 2018

RIOC Car Parked On Sidewalk In Front Of Sportspark Making Pathway More Difficult For Wheelchair User - Would Roosevelt Island Resident Or Visitor Be Allowed To Park On Sidewalk Without Getting Ticket?

A Roosevelt Island resident reports spotting a Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) vehicle parked on the sidewalk in front of the Sportspark facility today and shares these phtotos.

I asked RIOC Public Information Officer Alonza Robertson:
A resident sent these pictures today of RIOC car parked on sidewalk near Sportspark.

I am told this happens very often. Not a one time occurrence.

Also, the person who reported it said the health care attendant pushing lady in wheelchair was upset that the car was blocking their path on sidewalk.

Would a resident or visitor be allowed to park on sidewalk without getting a ticket?

If your answer is no, then why is Rioc parking on sidewalk. Same rules should apply.

Maybe there is a good reason. That’s why I am asking.
Mr Robertson replied:
Thank you and your reader for bringing this to our attention. We will address this matter internally.
How RIOC will address this matter is not disclosed.