Issues: bad driving
111 Pine Street Bangor, ME
Over the last couple years a growing problem has been people parking on the street outside our apartment building. All too often they partially block our driveway. This driveway leads out back of our building to a parking lot that all the residents use (this is building with 8 apartments in it). I have attached a pictures that shows a Maroon Mini Van that is clearly 1 1/2 to 2 feet into our driveway that has been there most the day. I think there should be a "NO PARKING" sign needed for that spot. Or at least a "Temp Parking" sign. Even if we can still get into our driveway often times people will need to circle back around the street so they can turn right instead of left. This is a waste of time when all residence need to do is turn left. Also larger trucks and SUV type vehicles have a harder time maneuvering around vehicles blocking our driveway. I've called the police but they didn't ticket the person blocking our driveway today. I believe there should be clear markings & a sign indicating that parking is prohibited on that curb. All too often there are a line of cars parked close to each other and someone will park on the end and try to squeeze in however the are often still jetting into our driveway. This is inconsiderate, inappropriate, blocks residents that actually live there, and is a potential hazard. 99% of the time these are people that don't even live in our building that are illegally parked there. This particular van was a maroon or light red Ford mini-van with the license plate 576 RY. I don't know who the driver is/was.
113 Pine St. Bangor, ME
People keep partially blocking the entrance to our back parking lot. This is a pic taken via security web cam of a Grayish SUV type vehicle with the license plate "Used dealer" 1567BI it's a Nissan Xterra. As you can see just like the last vehicle the rear end of this one is also partially blocking our driveway. Now, from the street it may look like there is pleanty of room to go around and there is, HOWEVER, there is a telephone pole on the right side of the entrance. Often times larger vehicles can not get around both the illegally parked person and the telephone pole. I proppose (once again) that there be a "No Parking" sign placed in front of our building, at least on that edge anyway. I actually think there are laws that state your vehicle has to be x amount of inches or feet away from a persons driveway anyway. Despite my calling the local police and emailing them picture evidence they haven't gotten back to me. I'm assuming as they drive by they make the false assumption that it looks clear. Or perhaps they haven't had time to get around to it. Also I've had to pick up trash that people are throwing out of their cars onto the sidewalk. Coffee cups, McD bags, soda and water bottles, gross tissues, and once even a diaper a neighbor had to scoop up with a shovel. Not only are people being inconsiderate when parking but they are also disgarding their trash on our street. These people may only work in this area and or go to school near by, however they are treating the residents on our end of Pine street with disrespect. Im not entirely upset about his as I've lived hear for 2 years and have now only started to complain. And in fact in the next year I hope to move, but still I thought I would at least make the suggestion that a "No parking" sign be put up on that corner where the driveway/entrance meets Pine St. Also Pine is a narrow street in a lot of places and people seem to be parking on both sides. I've noticed this makes it hard for traffic in general to weave around parked cars as obstacles. I do recall another post/report someone made a few months ago asking to turn Pine St. into a "one way street" and I agree. (the image may not show up in this post but will be seen by the BDN).
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.
12 Court Street New Haven, CT
I just moved here and found an apartment on Court and I love it -- it's nearness to the park and to downtown. I especially love that Court Street is almost like a pedestrian mall but that several people continue to park on Court Street despite the fact that it's clearly posted no parking. I have to park my car on Academy or sometimes Greene, Wooster Place, or even Chapel (god forbid) so I don't know why people feel entitled to blighten beautiful court street's lovely ambience by selfishly parking their cars where they should not be. Not trying to cause people trouble, but come on, be good neighbors. Thanks
Raintree & Adams
There are 2 lights at this intersection. For a real long time drivers heading south on Adams run the 2nd set of lights at the intersection of Raintree and Adams. As you head east from Raintree to turn onto Adams you have to wait until all of the traffic goes thru the intersection regardless if you have a green light or not.
10 VotesFix it! Voted!200 Orange Street New Haven, CT
There was one of those giant, white city vans (Not sure which department) parked in the "firelane" at 200 Orange area. Behind the empty city van sat a small sedan with a woman inside it. She looked like a regular New Havener. I believe she was talking on her phone, minding her business.
At that point, a recognizable See Click Fix user (A Jane Jacobs, in fact) was walking by. Noticing the woman in the car (and apparently not the huge city van) this SCF user turned around, made eye contact with the citizen in the sedan, and pointed to what looked to be a city sign (which probably indicated that this area is no longer used for parking like it once was).
The SCF user stood there for about 5 seconds, pointing at the sign and making eye contact. A very serious look on her face. No words were exchanged, but the meaning was clear: "Jane Jacobs" wanted this private citizen to MOVE ALONG, and OBEY THE RULES.
So, while I would normally just report "Illegal parking in the firelane in front of 200 Orange/Webster Bank", what was really bothersome was the possible altercation that could have happened between this recognizeable SCF user and a private citizen sitting in her own car on Orange Street.
Is SCF meant to carry on into the daily mindset of the community? Are SCF reporters, in essence, "Deputized" by city departments to be the ears, eyes, and arms of city hall
Why was/is it acceptable to this Jane Jacobs that an 16 foot city van be parked illegally, while a tiny sedan with an actual person in it, be worthy of her firm attention.
Should we all be engaging other members of the public when we witness them doing something wrong? or should we just report it here?
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.
140-190 Crown St New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Parking enforcement and a curb extension are needed here before a mom pushing a stroller is killed by vehicles & trucks flying around the corner.
What kind of traffic engineer designed this disaster?