Poll: LIRR Parking Nightmares

Is it treacherous or just the average commuter's hassle?

The area surrounding the station has come under scrutiny recently by Residents for a More Beautiful Syosset. They contend that

Parking is just another issue to add to the list, according to some residents. Morning commute hours prove to be the most treacherous around the LIRR, between frenzied commuters and taxi hold ups.

So we have a few questions for you:

  • Is parking a nightmare at the Syosset LIRR?
  • Is it inescapable or could it be easily remedied by getting to the station early?
  • Where is the best place to park for the train?
  • Have you been late to the train a few too many times because of parking?
  • Are there some serious offenders in the area?

Vote in the poll below and tell us in the comments!

Ed Lewis May 18, 2012 at 02:03 AM
I'm fine with that Popa Tom, I've lived here in Syosset for the last 15 years and the parking lot has filled up at 725 day one. Do you think we will accomplish walking, carpooling and other alternatives in the next decade or two? Set a realistic deadline- then when this stuff doesnt happen drop the concrete.
Rob May 18, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Hey there was talk a few years ago about moving station to Robbins lane. More room , no turn in tracks so people who don't pay attention wont fall thru to the tracks. Makes sense to me. Get the train outa town and the traffic would flow nicely too and probably cheaper than building a huge multi level UGLY parking lot
Papa Tom May 18, 2012 at 09:52 PM
>>>Do you think we will accomplish walking, carpooling and other alternatives in the next decade or two?<<<< We missed a huge opportunity with the rebuilding of Jackson Avenue -- not because "they" didn't want a bike lane or a multi-use path in place of the sidewalk, but because WE didn't want to step outside our comfort zone. I don't think ANYTHING will happen in the next decade or two (or three or four or ever) if we (the citizens, not the Town Board or the Supervisor or anyone else) don't change our mindset about alternate transportation.
e Vitale January 30, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Syosset needs to build a multi level parking garage so that commuters can actually find parking. I rely on the LIRR to get to work. The other day I could not find a parking spot and I had to miss a day of work because I could not find a parking spot!!! This is unacceptable!!!
SS15 March 04, 2014 at 08:26 PM
This station is a disaster. Everything said above is 100% true, but now they've taken the extra step and even prohibited some of the overflow parking on Underhill Blvd with ONE small sign that more than ten of us didn't see today. This situation is just about reaching the intolerable level...


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