Drivers in Woodlawn being ticketed for blocking sidewalk ramps

Before you pull into a parking spot in Woodlawn, you may want to look twice. Bronx drivers say they've been hit with tickets for parking at sidewalk ramps. Drivers say the ramps were recently installed and they had no idea they were parking illegally.

Some Bronx drivers say it's difficult enough to find parking around the area and the ramps aren't necessary. But the Department of Transportation (DOT) says the ramps are necessary. A spokesman says the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association sued the city in the 1990s and now the DOT is required to install the ramps throughout the city by 2010.

The spokesman says the DOT apologizes to Bronx drives, but says the local community board was notified.

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