YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Parking will soon be prohibited on both sides of Commerce Street from Saw Mill River Road to Hanover Street.

The Town Board voted on the move at its Sept. 3 meeting. The state needs to first approve the action, and then signs warning of no parking will go up; this is expected to take two to three weeks. 

The board sought input from the Yorktown Police Department before making its decision. 

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Yorktown police officer Robert Rohr told the board he saw a motorist almost collide with a cyclist coming out of the Starbucks parking lot. The two individuals were unable to see each other due to vehicles parked on Commerce Street.

“Not only does it cause a safety issue, but it also impedes the flow of traffic for larger vehicles trying to go through Commerce Street,” Rohr said.