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Phoning In A Pet Peeve: On Street Parking Is OK

FYI, there is free parking on all city most neighborhood streets, so there is no need to park on the grass like this –>

Why it matters? It creates a suburban aesthetic, degrades the right of way and by parking on the street, you help lower speeds on neighborhood streets by narrowing lanes.

Not a major pet peeve, but I certainly see a lot of it around town. If it was a sidewalk would you park there?

#MotoristEntitlement in reverse.

Cheers from this little mobile gadget,

  1. Sharon Flesher
    November 10, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Another pet peeve, and sorry I don’t have a photo: people who park on the sidewalk. In my neighborhood, this happens at those few houses that have driveways in front, and I think the parkers are probably visitors who are assuming that suburban driveway patterns apply here, so they park in the driveway — even if it means blocking the sidewalk — rather than park 5 feet away on the empty street. Once I saw a photo of a street action (not done in T.C.) where walking activists stamped chalk footprints over such vehicles, as if pedestrians had continued walking on the sidewalk, right over the car.

  2. November 10, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I’m unabashed about publicly humiliating people who exhibit motorist entitlement tendencies. Grab a photo or give me shout next time you see it. I think, at times, making fun of people who act oblivious to their neighbors is better than police enforcement. Well, it’s more fun at least. 😉

    Oh, and apparently my pet peeve is addressed in the The Zoning Code (Section 1374.03(5A)). It states, “parking is prohibited on the treelawn portion of the right-of-way. Tree lawn is defined as “the area of the pubic right-of-way lying between the curb line of a curbed Street or developed travelway of a noncurbed street and the nearest private property line substantially parallel to said street.” Or, in other words, this bird don’t fly. As long traffic isn’t obstructed, street parking is the where-it’s-at.

    Here’s another example taken yesterday of the same parking issue: http://twitpic.com/35lm0e

  3. Anonymouse
    November 11, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I love how they think they’re going to grow grass there.

  4. aastricker
    November 14, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Have you checked out the parking on Thirteenth St. adjacent to the Montessori school? The neighbors were vocal about too many cars parking in front of their houses and got actual spots designated (and striped) by the city complete with signs. While the action wasn’t initiated by pedestrians it is another win in the “Not Cars” column.

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