Issues: bad driving
9 VotesFix it! Voted!3730 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Twice over the past three days I saw a police van parked in the bike lane (marked a no-stopping zone) in front of the Wawa on Spruce at the intersection with 38th, the SE corner. In both instances there were spaces a few yards ahead in the legal parking/loading zone area.
This is a tricky intersection to bike through to the east, with the bike lane in front of the Wawa frequently blocked (the no stopping-zone apparently not enforced), shunting bicycle riders into the car lane. It is generally frustrating that the police do not enforce this no stopping zone, and incredibly galling that we twice saw an officer himself breaking the law and ignoring other illegal parking.
On December 31st, 2010 at about 12:30pm the van # was 2502. We saw an officer get out of the van and enter the Wawa. At the same time, three cars were parked in front of the van, in the no-stopping zone in the bike lane. There were spaces in the legal parking/loading zone ahead, and the officer did not seem to be in any kind of hurry. We parked in the loading zone, ran into the UPS store for a few minutes, and the van was still there when we came out (and there was still space to park in the loading zone).
Today, on January 2nd, 2011, at about 10:45am we saw another police van, # 1901, in the same situation - parked in the no-stopping zone in front of the Wawa, with cars in front also parked in the bike lane/no stopping zone.
16 Sheppard St Toronto, ON
Sheppard St. is a major route between Richmond, Adelaide and Temperance. It's signed for no-parking anytime but it's NEVER ENFORCED. I even saw an unoccupied parking authority car parked there last week! So it's reduced to one lane for 2 way traffic, especially in the morning. Please send the parking police and a tow truck for a week to clean it up.
25 VotesFix it! Voted!97 Fountain St New Haven, CT 06515, USA
The intersection of Fountain, Alden, Harrison & Philip in front of the post office is a free-for-all of running red lights, illegal parking and illegal standing. It is all the time during weekdays. We need some enforcement here.
7 VotesFix it! Voted!79-113 Centennial Ave Meriden, CT 06451, USA
I would love to see something done about the people who park in the Fire Lane in Centennial Plaza. Everytime I stop in there are cars lined up. Laziness shouldn't come before public safety.
10 VotesFix it! Voted!1 To 80 Mott St New York, NY 10013, USA
MANYcars with parking permits have parked ILLEGALLY for years, Mon-Fri, at the same metered locations on lower Mott Street using a Court Officer and NYPD and Corrections parking permits. That's not a typo - this illegal parking has gone on for YEARS!!! Aside from the blight, NYC loses more than $50-million a year in parking meter revenue from government employee commuters abusing their parking permits - That's about a 1/2-BILLION dollars lost since Bloomberg's been in office. NYPD Traffic Enforcement (212) 233-0878) was contacted and the cars have been documented - please note this is EVERY working day. 'Can't run a city or a business like that. Councilmember Margaret Chin has walked by illegally parked cars all the time in Chinatown but she's more concerned right now with a double tax, the Business Improvement District and also getting tourists arrested for scoring knock-offs on Canal Street.
Green Tree Dr West Chester, PA 19382, USA
This is a residential area but many cars & trucks are travelling at high speeds and are unable to stop at the traffic light. They need to reduce the speed limit! Additionally, they should create a bypass from Rt 1 & 202 to Matlack St & 202. This is similar to what was done on Rt 30 and the number of traffic incidents (especially serious ones) has been drastically reduced.
13 VotesFix it! Voted!165 Church St New Haven, CT
1. it endangers people (the very citizens paying their salaries, mind you) in crosswalks
2. it often impedes the flow of traffic (sometimes blocking entire travel lanes)
3. it sets a bad example, often leading others to park illegally next to them
will the city take meaningful steps to fix this problem or just continue to look the other way for their own?
because if it is the latter, that is not the type of city i want to live in. and to be perfectly clear: silence = acceptance, city hall.
14 VotesFix it! Voted!701 S 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA
Members of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith have been routinely using the sidewalk across the street from the church as a parking lot for members who apparently are too lazy to find a legal spot and then walk to the services. The church does own the lot and makes full use of it for not only parking but also for running an illegal restaurant from it during the warmer months. On weekends, when the lot is full, members then make use of the sidewalk in front of the lot for parking. They also park on both sides of the street with huge private buses blocking the public bus stop located just on the corner of 22nd and Bainbridge. Many of the vehicles illegally parked are from New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia--out of town members of the church who do not pay any local taxes, but feel entitled to use public sidewalks as personal property.