Parking

workerbee's picture

Dearest Neighbors

As more and more cars come into the area it is important that we park with care.
It is unfair to park in the center of 2 spaces.

It is rude, destructive and a financial burden to park on someones sidewalk, as they are responsible for the upkeep.

May I suggest ... If you are not all that good at city parking, you get some empty boxes and practice in a parking lot. It will be a benefit to both you and everyone else.

To the person with the NJ tags .. who has been parked across the crosswalk for 2 weeks
It is time to move your vehicle. It is dangerous. This is an area where children walk to and from the parks, playgrounds and schools. People with strollers and shopping carts are have a difficult and dangerous crossing.

kdubs215's picture

Workerbee i see it everyday

Workerbee i see it everyday people dont know how to drive let alone park i have a moron on my block who does takes up two spots everyday

lauraska's picture

We have alot of folks on our

We have alot of folks on our block who can't seem to get within three feet of the curb. They just park their cars, practically in the middle of the street, and leave them there. The parking on the sidewalk is something I'll never understand. I'm sorry there isn't enough room on some streets for people to park their truck, two cars, and/or boat, but this is a city, so you might have to park a block away and (god forbid!) walk back to your house. I don't even know how parking on a sidewalk became an option.

And it's not just parking that's been irking me lately...it's driving, too! Mike and I have taken to screaming at people who drive down our street at breakneck speeds. There's no reason to speed down a street when there's a stop sign at the end of it. But then again, they don't stop for those anyway...

*sigh*

dan's picture

lauraska wrote: There's no

lauraska wrote:

There's no reason to speed down a street when there's a stop sign at the end of it. But then again, they don't stop for those anyway...

logic restored!

[sigh]

Magus667's picture

god, I'd swear reading this

god, I'd swear reading this post I see my daily life as I come home from work playing out before my eyes.
I wonder if these people really lack sense, or they simply don't care.

dan's picture

Magus667 wrote:I wonder if

Magus667 wrote:

I wonder if these people really lack sense, or they simply don't care.

I've discovered over the years that it's not usually an either/or situation.

rtsaidred's picture

lauraska wrote:The parking

lauraska wrote:

The parking on the sidewalk is something I'll never understand. I'm sorry there isn't enough room on some streets for people to park their truck, two cars, and/or boat, but this is a city, so you might have to park a block away and (god forbid!) walk back to your house. I don't even know how parking on a sidewalk became an option.
*sigh*

I was so happy to get trees planted on my pavement to stop neighbors from parking their work trucks on my pavement. It drove me crazy. Trees planted and problem solved.

lauraska's picture

rtsaidred wrote:lauraska

rtsaidred wrote:
lauraska wrote:

The parking on the sidewalk is something I'll never understand. I'm sorry there isn't enough room on some streets for people to park their truck, two cars, and/or boat, but this is a city, so you might have to park a block away and (god forbid!) walk back to your house. I don't even know how parking on a sidewalk became an option.
*sigh*

I was so happy to get trees planted on my pavement to stop neighbors from parking their work trucks on my pavement. It drove me crazy. Trees planted and problem solved.

That's a BRILLIANT idea, actually. We have a huge problem with people parking their big trucks on the sidewalk on Collins which borders Pop's playground and dog park. If we had trees there, they might not park there...or they might be jerks and run over the little trees just to spite us...but it's worth a try!!

rtsaidred's picture

lauraska wrote:rtsaidred

lauraska wrote:
rtsaidred wrote:
lauraska wrote:

The parking on the sidewalk is something I'll never understand. I'm sorry there isn't enough room on some streets for people to park their truck, two cars, and/or boat, but this is a city, so you might have to park a block away and (god forbid!) walk back to your house. I don't even know how parking on a sidewalk became an option.
*sigh*

I was so happy to get trees planted on my pavement to stop neighbors from parking their work trucks on my pavement. It drove me crazy. Trees planted and problem solved.

That's a BRILLIANT idea, actually. We have a huge problem with people parking their big trucks on the sidewalk on Collins which borders Pop's playground and dog park. If we had trees there, they might not park there...or they might be jerks and run over the little trees just to spite us...but it's worth a try!!

Well I wanted the trees to grow to shade my easy bake oven, but admit that thwarting the sidewalk parkers makes me very happy.

lavondasmom75's picture

Or what about the neighbors

Or what about the neighbors who own way more than 1 or 2 cars????

lavondasmom75's picture

OH, I forgot, They own the

OH, I forgot, They own the street. and Godforbid you park across the street at a neighbors spot who had their pavement done 2 years ago and they come to the door to watch you park....lol Get a Life!

nhb's picture

Magus667 wrote:god, I'd

Magus667 wrote:

god, I'd swear reading this post I see my daily life as I come home from work playing out before my eyes.
I wonder if these people really lack sense, or they simply don't care.

Unfortunately they don't care. It's sad.

MichelleLynn's picture

lauraska wrote:rtsaidred

lauraska wrote:
rtsaidred wrote:
lauraska wrote:

The parking on the sidewalk is something I'll never understand. I'm sorry there isn't enough room on some streets for people to park their truck, two cars, and/or boat, but this is a city, so you might have to park a block away and (god forbid!) walk back to your house. I don't even know how parking on a sidewalk became an option.
*sigh*

I was so happy to get trees planted on my pavement to stop neighbors from parking their work trucks on my pavement. It drove me crazy. Trees planted and problem solved.

That's a BRILLIANT idea, actually. We have a huge problem with people parking their big trucks on the sidewalk on Collins which borders Pop's playground and dog park. If we had trees there, they might not park there...or they might be jerks and run over the little trees just to spite us...but it's worth a try!!

You could also use large planters, like barrel planters, ;oaded with brincks on the bottom, set up every like 5 feet or so, might be a good plan until you can get trees as that could take a while..,

Magus667's picture

I'll have to attach the

I'll have to attach the 'parking ticket' one of my son's friends left for me a few years ago to this thread. I think it would serve this situation well. ;)
It's on my home computer, so it'd have to wait until later...

stillLife's picture

I can't stand the Tastycake

I can't stand the Tastycake truck that parks outside of Primo's on Susquehanna every morning making deliveries. I got a dirty look from a pedestrian as I creeped through the interesction and a Mom and her child (child leading no less) came popping out. The only way to get through that intersection is too creep through very slowly. I know people need their tasty cakes, but seriously.

And if you're gonna buy a Ford F-150 then have the patience to drive around looking for a spot to fit it - instead of just parking on every corner in Fishtown so people cannot see other cars, or pedestrians and bikers, coming.

stilljes's picture

You know what I hate? Fake

You know what I hate? Fake curb cuts and angry, threatening notes about not parking in front of their driveway. Yeah, the driveway that has a curb. If I'm parked so illegally, darling neighbor, why can't you call to have me towed? Hmmmmmmmm? Hmmmmmmmmmm?

Ftown66's picture

When some of my neighbors

When some of my neighbors park their cars taking up two spaces I like to use my 4WD pickup and push their cars up into the one spot. Yes i have done it. And if it was your car I have a suggestion for you. Stop being an ignorant ass. Are you parking like that because you don't want to get your 86 corolla scratched? Or are you just a total idiot? I'm guessing the last. My next door neighbor has a driveway that can fit 3 cars but they still park their other two cars on the street and rant and rave when someone parks in their phoney driveway for 10 minutes to make a delivery of a fridgerator to my house. Screw you neighbor!

plaidpony's picture

Not to defend moronic

Not to defend moronic parking, but I know on my block the street is basically empty during the day, and then as people come home they tend to park in front of their door. As the block gets filled in there are always spaces that don't work out right leading to the space and a half problem. It would be great if we could coordinate a "car shift" once everyone is home, to fill the spots in better, but it isn't likely anyone would go for that right? I've tried to figure out where to park to leave the right number of spaces ahead of me, but not being able to gauge how far someone is willing to go into the crosswalk and the length of various cars it's never the same anyway. I don't think people are generally being jerks (although I'm sure a few are), but it's just that the block doesn't get filled in in order.

As for parking away from the curb - I don't recommend it after recently having my side mirror smashed off while parked about 1 foot out. Thanks for leaving a note - yeah right!

girlscoutmommy's picture

parking on the pavement is a

parking on the pavement is a HUGE problem along adaire school during the beginning and end of the school day. parents who have strollers have to walk in the street as well as the kids and parents who are walking. we have had the parking authority out numerous times and the same people get ticketed day after day and dont seem to care. my 6 year old walked into a mirror of someone parked on the pavement and got a nice size egg on his head. the guy in the car actually had the nerve to tell me my son was lucky he didnt break his mirror!!

Ftown66's picture

girlscoutmommy wrote:parking

girlscoutmommy wrote:

parking on the pavement is a HUGE problem along adaire school during the beginning and end of the school day. parents who have strollers have to walk in the street as well as the kids and parents who are walking. we have had the parking authority out numerous times and the same people get ticketed day after day and dont seem to care. my 6 year old walked into a mirror of someone parked on the pavement and got a nice size egg on his head. the guy in the car actually had the nerve to tell me my son was lucky he didnt break his mirror!!

That has always amazed me how they let them get away with the parking at addaire. Their not just parking on the curb but the whole car is on the pavement. This is dangerous for the kids who may happen to walk in the street to get around them. They park like this at the cemetery on belgrade to.

codergrrl's picture

FYI Tastycake doesn't

FYI
Tastycake doesn't deliver daily...(oh I only wish).
They deliver on Tuesdays, for sure, and maybe one other day.

jmminarik's picture

plaidpony wrote:Not to

plaidpony wrote:

Not to defend moronic parking....

And I thought I was the only one who got this and even went out and pulled up (or back) when other people's parking made me look like the idjit taking up 2 spots.

But there -are- people who intentionally take up two spots...whether it is to make it easier to get out without having to expend 20 seconds effort or to protect their bumpers I don't know. It's a car, in the city. Bumps, dents, scratches and dings come with the lifestyle and if you need more than a foot or two in front and in back, you need to learn how to parallel park.

Carlucci's picture

Parking on sidewalks is

Parking on sidewalks is ridiculous and makes the street look awful. Unless you're handicapped, parking 5 blocks away is healthy. Burn off that blueberry muffin and walk! And see a new block you've never traversed.

Larry99's picture

plaidpony wrote:Not to

plaidpony wrote:

Not to defend moronic parking, but I know on my block the street is basically empty during the day, and then as people come home they tend to park in front of their door. As the block gets filled in there are always spaces that don't work out right leading to the space and a half problem.

I was thinking this exact thing while reading through this thread. My wife is always telling me to move the car up or back when it happens, so yea, we already go for that... it seems like no one else does tho.

girlscoutmommy's picture

its not that we let them get

its not that we let them get away with it. the principal has gone up to the people parking there on numerous occasions and these people will not move for anything. As I said before its the same people and they dont seem to care about the many tickets they get. I brought caution tape to school and I was willing to tape up the whole block but I was asked not to because of the possible confrontations.

rtsaidred's picture

girlscoutmommy wrote:its not

girlscoutmommy wrote:

its not that we let them get away with it. the principal has gone up to the people parking there on numerous occasions and these people will not move for anything. As I said before its the same people and they dont seem to care about the many tickets they get. I brought caution tape to school and I was willing to tape up the whole block but I was asked not to because of the possible confrontations.

maybe they need trees or planters?

girlscoutmommy's picture

I think that is a great idea

I think that is a great idea and its one that I suggested a few times. Im pretty sure to have trees we have to get the ok from the school district. As for the planters, I would be afraid of kids knocking them over. I have no problem taking care of them but getting other parents to help will be a big problem. Also there is the issue of how to pay for them. We are talking about quite a few planters and alot of plants. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. This would be a great spring project to get the school looking more welcoming.

rtsaidred's picture

girlscoutmommy wrote:I think

girlscoutmommy wrote:

I think that is a great idea and its one that I suggested a few times. Im pretty sure to have trees we have to get the ok from the school district. As for the planters, I would be afraid of kids knocking them over. I have no problem taking care of them but getting other parents to help will be a big problem. Also there is the issue of how to pay for them. We are talking about quite a few planters and alot of plants. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. This would be a great spring project to get the school looking more welcoming.

If you get the big barrel type planters, the kidsw would be able to knock them over. They are pretty wide and sturdy. With soil and a tree or plants inside, they'd be pretty hard to move.

How about having a fund raiser to raise the money? Maybe a beef and beer or something else.