On 5/22, 5/28, and 6/6, I emailed Lt. Rowe and Capt. Kurnick about the increase in trucks parking in the tow-away zones on NE10th St at University, narrowing the street to one lane (or less), while the drivers eat at McDonald's. Legal, safe parking is available on the rights of way half a block north. I never received a reply and the problem continues unabated. The attached photo is from Wed. Can you tell us what's being done to alleviate this safety hazard? Thanks.
"Years ago the city posted "No Parking - Tow Away Zone" signs on both sides of NE 10th St. between University Ave. and 1st Ave. Trucks and buses were parking there to eat at the McDonad's on the corner, creating a serious safety hazard. Cars turning north onto 10th from University or the McDonald's exit would find (1) a vehicle illegally parked in the northbound lane, forcing them into the southbound one where they often found an oncoming vehicle, or (2) a southbound vehicle forced into their lane because a vehicle was illegally parked in the southbound one. With the fencing off of the large vacant lot across University for construction, illegal parking of trucks and buses has become more frequent. Like noise it's a low priority, and each vehicle isn't there for long. Would it be possible to get increased parking enforcement patrols there during breakfast and lunch for a little while to at least warn the repeat offenders and help alleviate the problem? "
A. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
A. Trucks, including city and GRU, WCA, FedEx