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It sounds like alot of cars just need to be towed, which is a separate issue from availablity.

Reading the angst that some people have about all the illegal parking reminded me of the posts that we have had about scofflaw cycling, scofflaw driving, and the "social contracts" of various groups. I would conjecture that the double parking has been going on for so long that the people who do so do not feel as if they are doing anything wrong, like motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians in unmarked crosswalks or cyclists running a stop sign.

Aside from the possibility of just allowing more parking on weekends, the idea by Crazy hourse of subjecting all out-of-zone parking to the 2-hour limit on Sunday mornings has merit, at least in places where parking is at a premium. The 2-hour limit applies weekdays because that is when parking is most scarce; but if it is so scarce that people are double parking Sunday morning, then the rule should be extended to those times as well. That's simply a neutral application of the existing policy.

I suspect that a 2-hour limit would be very popular with many churchgoers who would be more than happy to leave the church 1h 45min after arriving if only they could persuade the rest of the family.

by Jim Titus on Dec 5, 2012 8:28 pm • linkreport

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