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La Guardia Airport Parking

Postby Jillian » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:21 pm

O frabjous day!!!!

After a year and a half of e-mails and back-and-forth with PANYNJ, I finally hear that there's Motorcycle-Only Parking in LGA Airport!!!

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It looks like there's about 15 spots. It's in the Marine Air Terminal, which sucks, but LGA is tight, so I really don't blame them. If they dug up curbs and pulled out fences at the main terminals, we would've been waiting 3 years.

I'm told it's outside Parking Lot 7, on the Fiorello Lane side. As soon as I can I'll post proper directions on the NYMSTF site.
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Re: La Guardia Airport Parking

Postby Cheryl S » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:35 pm

Awesome! Thank you for chasing them down. It never would have happened without your persistence.
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Re: La Guardia Airport Parking

Postby Jillian » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:55 pm

Jesse wisely suggested that I get them to update the airport maps (for JFK and EWR too) and signage on the airport property. I will do so shortly; I want to check out the space myself before I reply to my PANYNJ friend. BTW she cc'd 21 other PA employees on the e-mail she wrote me. Someone's watching. That's a good thing!
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Re: La Guardia Airport Parking

Postby governmentdocuments » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:39 pm

That is so great!
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Re: La Guardia Airport Parking

Postby Jusjih » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:01 pm

Does anyone know how long these motorcycle parking stalls are?
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Re: La Guardia Airport Parking

Postby Jillian » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:34 am

At long last.... with all due credit to Brad, since I couldn't get my lazy self out there to scope out the spots:

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Online http://www.nymstf.org/tipsheets.htm
:clap: :clap: :clap: The tip sheet for LGA airport parking. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: La Guardia Airport Parking

Postby Brad Berson » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:05 am

Jusjih wrote:Does anyone know how long these motorcycle parking stalls are?


And my apologies, Justin. I remembered you asked but forgot to bring my tape measure. Next time I head there I'll look again but the painted lines appeared to be about seven feet long. Google Maps and Google Earth don't have sufficiently current images of that area to show what they've done but basically they took an area by the parking lot fence that was striped off and 25 feet deep, and replaced the long diagonal stripes with shorter stripes perpendicular to the fence.

The exact location of the parking is accurately reflected in our parking map:

http://nymstf.org/ParkingList.asp

I used Photoshop on a Google Earth image to approximate the new appearance of that location:

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Re: La Guardia Airport Parking

Postby Jusjih » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:17 am

Brad, thanks for your reply. The length of seven feet (2.1 m) would mean than ultra-long motorcycles may not fit well. When possible to measure the length, please also check how wide these motorcycle parking stalls are, so I can study this matter better as a traffic expert (of the National Motorists Association). Furthermore, http://nymstf.org/ParkingList.asp should be better linked within our Task Force website. Without reading the Newsletter in November, I would not even see the parking map.
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Re: La Guardia Airport Parking

Postby Brad Berson » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:06 pm

Jusjih wrote:Brad, thanks for your reply. The length of seven feet (2.1 m) would mean than ultra-long motorcycles may not fit well. When possible to measure the length, please also check how wide these motorcycle parking stalls are, so I can study this matter better as a traffic expert (of the National Motorists Association). Furthermore, http://nymstf.org/ParkingList.asp should be better linked within our Task Force website. Without reading the Newsletter in November, I would not even see the parking map.

The parking list will be represented by a News item on the web site as soon as I put a finishing touch or two on the page.

The length of the painted lines in this application makes no difference, as there is nothing for at least a full car length between the ends of the lines and the border of the parking area outside which traffic passes. That having been said, my depth perception was apparently lacking. The lines are ten feet long, not six. The pitch is four feet. The distance from the curb to the iron fence is 17", so the use of cable locks or chains to the fence is not out of the question. And the attendant manning the parking toll booth has a direct line of sight to the motorcycle parking area so I judge the safety of the area as excellent.

FYI, did you know that NYC municipal code (RCNY Title 34 Section 4-08) dictates that motorcycles may not protrude more than six feet beyond the curb against which they are parked? Very discriminatory, since ALL other vehicles are permitted to extend as far as eight feet. The good news is, I have NEVER heard of that law being enforced.
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Re: La Guardia Airport Parking

Postby Brad Berson » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:47 pm

Attached: Wide-angle picture of the parking spot area. Click on the pic to enlarge.

Note the toll booths on the right. The attendant of the P7 exit booth (the one with the red X lit), if looking straight out of the booth stares almost directly at the rightmost motorcycle parking spot.

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