Roslyn commuters have gained 59 parking spots at the Long Island Rail Road station since last year, town officials said.
Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilman Peter Zuckerman said in a news release that the town has added the parking spots, including 34 in the most recent phase, to the town-owned LIRR lot after the second lot update in a year.
The 59 spaces were added to the section north of the station house and the upper level by the entrance ramp as well as where a median was, located in the parking row closest to the terminal and station house, bringing the lot up to 297 free parking spaces for resident commuters.
According to the release, the second phase of the project to be completed will include two new bicycle racks and traffic delineators in the parking lot.
“The town has made great strides in relieving congestion in this parking lot by adding a total of 59 spots in the past year through innovative solutions,” Bosworth said in the release. “These additional parking spots plus the bike racks we will soon be installing are both a positive step in making commuting more convenient for our residents.”
Last year, the town reported that a number of new office buildings and businesses near the train station added to the congestion of drivers using the lot. The town restriped the lot to adjust the spaces to 263 spots in 2016.
Unlike the nearby Manhasset and Port Washington stations, the Roslyn LIRR lot does not require permits for parking, and Zuckerman has said he fears the lack of permits will continue allowing noncommuters to use the lot.
“It is important that we continue to find creative and cost-effective solutions that address the everyday needs of our residents,” Zuckerman said. “This project is an example of that, and one that myself and Supervisor Bosworth hope will make the daily commute of our residents more accommodating.”