Cheryl.Brinkman at McKesson.com
Fri Apr 15 13:54:10 MDT 2005
It's been valuable to hear so much on this topic, one thing I will
certainly do in the future when discussing this issue is to be clear that I
don't oppose temporary sidewalk parking within reason - loading unloading.
I seem to remember that was the example our favorite Chronicle columnist
used - a family who got ticketed while parked on the sidewalk and loading
their SUV to go to Tahoe.
I suspect that the PCOs have the ability to ticket at their discretion. If
the hazards weren't on, if there was no discernable loading activity, and no
one around to say to the PCO, oh - we're just loading, be off the sidewalk
in 10 minutes!, how was the PCO to know?
I err on the double parking side, our street is only 2 lanes and not
horribly busy, so I figure I'm mobile traffic calming with my Car Share full
of garden stuff. Since I don't drive much I'm more aware of blocking peds
then blocking cars. Of course, I did the same thing when we lived on Pine
street, hazards on, double park.
Thank you all for the great language to use, and the language to avoid, and
reminding me that we are doing the right thing by calling in the sidewalk
parkers, even if we shouldn't have to call. (and reminding me to delete the
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