• Petitioned City of New Orleans

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor Landrieu
City of New Orleans
Council President
Stacy Head

Allow parking under Ponchartrain Expy and explain the "health hazard"

    1. Daniel Zimmerman
    2. Petition by

      Daniel Zimmerman

      New Orleans, LA

Many workers in the City of New Orleans use the free parking under the expressway in order to save money for their families. The City of New Orleans has blocked the area off for parking and intends to permanently close it in with a fence. This is being explained as being done to prevent the homeless from congregating in the area. Dealing with poverty and homelessness in New Orleans will not be accomplished by building a fence and moving people around. We need real solutions to combat poverty and homelessness by empowering those people, not by shuffling them to different locations and preventing people from using free parking.

The reasons given for the closing of the area are to "remediate a health hazard". What is that health hazard? Are people who parked under there under any health risk from parking there for months? This needs to be explained as well.

So we ask that the city explain this health hazard to make sure that the people who have parked under there are safe. We also ask for the city to find alternative ways to deal with homelessness and poverty that are more productive and for them to not eliminate the access to free parking under the bridge.


City of New Orleans, Mayor Landrieu
Stacy Head, Council President
Allow parking under Ponchartrain Expy and explain the "health hazard"

[Your name]

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    Reasons for signing

    • Daniel Hayes METAIRIE, LA
      • over 1 year ago

      I run a business that can have me in any area of the city and time is often critical for me and the more parking options available the less pressure on parking in general and the easier it is for me to find parking in a timely fashion if away from the spot I lease in the CBD.

    • Chelsea Sharper KENNER, LA
      • over 1 year ago

      I would like to have the option. I work nearly close to the area and I loved being able to walk to work and also getting a little exercise.

    • Theron McDonald NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • over 1 year ago

      Myself and many co-workers utilize this area for parking to maintain a cost of living on low wages.

    • Davina Tampira KENNER, LA
      • over 1 year ago

      Parking under the bridge allows those working in the CBD to save their hard earned money.

    • Michael Burke SLIDELL, LA
      • over 1 year ago

      I park there occasionally and think it is crazy to block the area off. People parking in that area is not hurting anyone.


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