It’s official- no parking is allowed at several corners on Main Street, to help keep pedestrians and drivers safe.


It’s official- no parking is allowed at several corners on Main Street, to help keep pedestrians and drivers safe.
Friday, Public Works Director Rich Doney and Public Works employee John Krehel were going from corner to corner removing parking meters and putting up “no parking signs.”
“It’s all about safety,” said Robert Jennings, Borough Councilman who chairs the Safety Committee. During the winter, parking meters from 5th to 11th streets, on the north corners of side streets, were bagged. This was an experiment to see if keeping vehicles away from these corners would enhance visibility and safety for people crossing the one-way street, and for drivers pulling out.
A problem quickly noticed after one-way traffic was instituted last October was that drivers in the first lane may stop, but the pedestrian or side street motorist may not easily see what’s coming in the second lane.
Jennings said that the Borough expected to place the meters in other locations. He also reminded that there is a $25 fine for parking in a non-parking zone, according to borough ordinance.
He stated that he had heard a lot of positive comments about the increased visibility since the meters were covered.
The Borough, PennDOT and the Greater Honesdale Partnership are working together on a public education campaign to encourage pedestrians and drivers to be aware.