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Pedestrians do not have to navigate around the car. I have been assured that pedestrians and others will not have a problem. We will continue to monitor it. The car has not been abandoned there and is moving, (from what I can see) everyday. I haven't been down there on weekends.
Will send a unit down there periodically.
We will look at the black truck as well. That sound like a different location. Still looking for the motorcycle. That is definitely from a different location. Thanks,
Google was by today. Now they will have a picture of him on the other sidewalk. Lol.
I have notified the mayor. I have gotten nothing back. I did provide a link to this as well.
This car moves now because of this post...previously this car only moved for street cleaning and snow emergencies. There is NO advantage to parking on the sidewalk for the vehicle owner. ONLY disadvantages to pedestrians. This is what a bad neighbor looks like. Basic curtesy would be to move the car OFF the sidewalk...especially since they are fond of having a car hanging out of the driveway as well.
And if you would like closer pictures and live on Brogan Road, feel free to take them...the car hasn't moved since Tuesday morning when it was returned after the weekly street cleaning...
It took me five years to get a path paved next to that "parking platform" and the fence was added AFTER because the neighbors immediately parked straddling the sidewalk and the new parking path...so maybe your history is a bit fuzzy. There is no valid reason to be on the sidewalk...her grown children are parking it up there, so there may also be some fraud in place with the HP placard, so don't open that can of worms for her...a wonderful person doesn't obstruct the sidewalk. I think you may be protesting too much...does it hurt you for this car to join all the others on that side of the street in the street? Are you the weirdo watching everyone who comes to the park to see if they are taking pictures of this car? Because that is creepy...
And believe me, I pick up after my dog. Because I am a good neighbor...but maybe others could follow suit...lots of poop in that park...funny how personal you are taking this...sidewalks are required to be ADA compliant...someone with an HP Placard is required to park legally....also, the placard is only supposed to be used when the person who it is assigned to is using it...not family members who are driving the car around the block because they heard on the scanner that someone is coming to check on it...
The angled curbing has ruined that street (it is all cracked and holey because of cars driving up and stressing the road in a way it wasn't designed to be stressed)...it was meant to be a sidewalk, but MANY city officials told me the neighbors were used to parking there and they couldn't break them of the habit...many of those people moved away, but the habit is formed...times change...park on the street. Streets are for cars...sidewalk are for people (and ONLY people...not cars that orefer the sidewalk because that is what they want and one side of the street isn't enough they want both because they want it!).
I am in favor of tearing that up and making the street wider there if necessary, but they should not have a personal parking lot that exempts them from moving for street cleaning and snow emergencies...because it is either street or sidewalk...can't switch back and forth to accommodate you...it would be nice if the path fence could come down so people could cross when they want instead of having to go the length of the park whether they want to or not.
Thanks for showing everyone how entitled you people feel you are. Laws are not for you...lol...
So if I am a really nice neighbor and I have lived in the neighborhood for a long time, I can essentially break laws that "aren't a big deal?"
I can let my dog defecate on the street without cleaning it up?
I can park in front of fire hydrants?
I can perform a rolling stop to any stop sign I want?
I can turn right on red even if there is a sign that says I can't?
I can litter and leave trash on the sidewalk in front of my house?
I can completely ignore snow removal on the sidewalls during winter?
I can park on a sidewalk?
Fundamentally that does not make any sense. The law is applied equally to all. Not cherry picked to your liking.
Hardly a comparison. Do people occasionally get ticketed for going slightly over the speed limit? Yes. Do people occasionally get ticketed for parking to far away away from the curb? Yes. Do people occasionally get told when they bring more items than they should thorough an express checkout line? Yes. Do people occasionally get ticketed for Jay walking? Yes. You are lying to yourself if you think none of the minor offenses above didn't occasionally get its equivalent consequence. Anyone who does any of the above on a consistent and regular basis is inconsiderate.
Yet, it is as you say, this one "nice" owner with this one single car has been commiting this offense for nine years and without consequence.
So again, hardly a comparison, but you can sing whatever tune you like to get yourself off. There's only so much to say to someone as senile and insufferable as yourself. Cheers.
Since sidewalk parking is an exception to the rules, it seems the obligation should be on the car for explaining why the exception (sidewalk parking) is good & needed.
My guess is that the owners here judge that parking out of the way of "traffic" is safer even though it itakes space that could be used by gentle/vulnerable sidewalk and park users.
The ironic thing is that parking as they do makes the street very wide open and encourages road traffic to speed up and makes Park a more attractive cut-through. Parking out of the way of traffic attracts more and faster traffic. Fatal accidents (or having a side mirror or door clipped)are much more likely when cars move at 30mph or push 40 than at 15 or 20 (as they would naturally do if folks parked on the black top)
All users (driving, walking, parking, playing, watching, biking --and even car traffic in the street) would be safer if cars parked fully on the black top and worked together to slow traffic for this tenth of a mile segment.
Lets tap the good will here: parking on the sidewalk was likely thought to be a safe, modest, and neighborly way to show consideration for traffic in the street.
Creating wider, better connected sidewalks is a way to make all "non-traffic" users safer and healthier.
All users want good things and are thinking generously as the best neighbors will.
It is "traffic" that turns out to be the least neighborly and the most ungrateful--if you give it extra space it just gets greedy, comes from farther away, and gets faster, busier, noisier and more damaging and deadly.
Parking far from the centerline is like feeding pigeons or geese: it is done with the best of intentions, but we eventually learn it actually makes the problem worse. A lot of very nice people who thought for a long time that accommodating traffic was the best will be as disappointed as any "Feed the Birds"/Mary Poppins fan eventually was/is. Please don't feed the traffic.
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