Port Washington North pushes to make entire Harbor Road a no-stopping zone

Port Washington North pushes to make entire Harbor Road a no-stopping zone
The Port Washington North Village Office. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

The Village of Port Washington North is addressing police concerns of traffic safety along Harbor Road by pushing forward a plan to make the entire road a no-stopping zone.

Traffic Safety Commissioner Steve Kaplan told the board of trustees at its meeting Tuesday night that the police had reached out to him with concerns about Harbor Road, asking if the village could establish a no-parking zone on the north side where Fire Medic Co. #1 is located.

“People park there, and it’s questionable whether they should even be parking there,” Kaplan said.

The board agreed with the concern that the road is narrow, which parking along the street exacerbates.

“The road is not wide enough for the trucks to go down there and there’s no reason to have parking on that side,” Kaplan said.

Kaplan said Harbor Road is already a no-stopping zone from Valley Road to Shore Road, except for the portion the police said they were concerned about.

The board established a public hearing to change the remaining section of Harbor Road to a no-stopping zone.

Mayor Robert Weitzner said a public hearing may not be required but set one just in case it is needed. In the meantime, he said, the village will continue to conduct research on the issue.

The board also approved new informational signs to be placed along the bay walk to highlight local raptors, or predatory birds, of Manhasset Bay.

The signage will include information on the native birds, as well as the history of falconry and information about the artist who created a nearby sculpture displaying falconry.

The Village of Port Washington North Board of Trustees will convene again at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.

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