74 new parking spots were added to Bergenline Avenue on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
Parallel parking spaces on the east side of Bergenline Avenue adjacent to Braddock Park were replaced by head-in angled parking, resulting in additional spots for the convenience of local businesses and residents.
The number of parking spaces on the west side of Bergenline Avenue was reduced slightly in order to add multi-business loading zones to benefit local merchants. The net gain was 74 spaces, bringing the total to 171 parking spots along Bergenline between 79th Street and Kennedy Boulevard.
Mayor Sacco was joined by Commissioners Hugo Cabrera and Julio Marenco, Police Chief Peter Fasilis, Township Administrator Chris Pianese, Parking Authority Executive Director Robert Baselice, and various other township and police officials as the street parking was reconfigured.
Twelve new multi-space parking meters are being installed for the new spaces. These will accept coins, cash, or credit cards. Parallel parking single-space cash-only meters will remain on the west side of Bergenline.
Parking hours have been adjusted to three-hour parking at the meters from 9 a.m. to midnight, Monday to Saturday. Residents with a current permit may park for free at the meters from 10 p.m. to midnight. A parking permit is required for parking from midnight to 9 a.m.