yellow parking ticket under a car windshield wiperThe New York City Council is considering allowing citizens to report parking violations and collect part of the ensuing fines. Fines would increase from $115 to $175 and citizens who used an online portal to report violations would receive 25 percent of that.

The bill’s sponsors say they hope it will help increase safety around fire hydrants, bike lanes, crosswalks, and other places where illegally parked vehicles impede micro-mobility or walking. If it passes the city department of transportation will be responsible for developing the portal and writing rules around its use.

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