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Can DPW paint Parking lines on North Winooski Ave?
I have an on-going problem with encroachment, and I can attest first-hand, the P.D. DOES NOT like to ticket or even tow a vehicle even if parked 2 feet ACROSS the driveway entrance after 5pm........many out-of-state plates represent the violations I notice as well...they have no idea of proper behavior nor legalities in the city..The college provides no information to students on city ordinances I would assume.
however, thank you all for your efforts on actually PASSING the ordnance.
gil you seem to be letting anti-cycling bias cloud your thinking. AFAICT this is 100% a problem of drivers parking too close to driveways, and nothing else. Please look at the picture and see if you still think bike lanes anything whatsoever to do with this issue...
I reported this issue originally, I am also one of the countless citizens calling endlessly to the PD that started this ordinance. I have pictures of most every car that has blocked my driveway over the last 3 years, I don't call if it was 6 inches, these are 2 feet INTO the drive.
there is no signage or lines, so no one gives a hoot. That is why I requested lines.
As to the bike lane out there: when I have to arc waaay out around a vehicle encroached into my driveway, i must swing well into the bike lane, and bicycles are going both ways on this one way street..another law not enforced..what a quagmire...
Agreed. I'm forwarding a link to this dialogue to J. King, Parking Enforcement Manager at the BPD. This issue might be related to an oversight or a lack of oversight, as it were. Here's my email:
I don't believe you have been a party to the See, Click, Fix discussion of the issue of transient parking blocking residents' access to and from private driveways along North Winooski Avenue:
There appears to be a consensus that systematic enforcement by your department of city government would be useful in helping to correct this ongoing problem.
DPW has reviewed the violation logs that the PD sends to us regarding driveway encroachment issues. At this time there have only ever been 12 issues documented on North Winooski since 7/1/17 total, and none at this address.
specifically from the police dept who enforces traffic regulations:
"When we get a call if the cruiser is free they are sent up immediately. If they are on a call or a waiting list for calls they are added to the list. I would also suggest to the person they down load SeeClickFix and use that as the tool to notify us. The value being the notice goes to all of our computers. If they call in and we are not able to answer the phone directly and they leave a message we may not get it right away."
For this location we ask the property owner to document any future encroachments by with the following steps. If it is found that the location has an encroachment issue over the next few months DPW will stripe the parking spaces in this vicinity once the weather allows this spring.
1 - encroachment issues will only be responded by the owner of the residence
2 - utilize seeclickfix category "On Street Parking Violations" to report any encroachment violations
3 - ensure photos submitted for issue show the vehicle relative to the driveway and property, capture vehicle plate, submit with correct street address, date, and time.
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