Jacob deCastro

is a developer, designer and communications specialist based in Brooklyn, New York.

Daylighting, explained

By removing the parking spots closest to an intersection to increase visibility — a practice known as daylighting — the City of New York can make intersections safe.

State law require this, banning parking within 20 feet of intersections, but the City of New York overrides this law — allowing, in many cases, parking right up to the crosswalk. This limits visibility for everyone on our streets, especially drivers, preventing them from seeing people in the crosswalk.