More intersection dilemmas
Can we do something about it?
Here’s another example of the constant blocking of intersections by beer trucks. This is a weekly occurrence by several beer trucks unloading inventory for Daniels Liquor at Newark and Garden. The trucks park where they can without consideration for the 1-way stop and the blockages they create. Cars are forced to edge out or make a run for it. I’ve seen countless close calls and fights while the delivery drivers mindlessly go about their business. I understand they have to deliver inventory but there needs to be regulation, at the very least they should be required to park on one of the other less vulnerable corners – as they are parked usually for 15-20 minutes at a time.
We could establish and introduce a comprehensive list of appropriate or ‘safe’ corners at each intersection containing bars and restaurants. Once approved the proprietors of each establishment would have a specified amount of time (1-3 months) to notify their vendors of the new regulation and face fines thereafter – both parking violations and fines to the establishment for non-compliance.
This is a simple list to devise – simply listing the intersection, the establishment(s), and the regulated approved corner(s) for parking.
With a few volunteers from the community and possibly council member support for each ward, this comprehensive list could be quickly typed up and presented to the council for approval.
411 Sez: While a noble idea, I personally think having “lists” like this is too complicated, and would be next to impossible to manage from a “vendor” level.
The alternate plan is much easier: Make “Inner Corners” such as in this example no parking for 50 feet on each side. This would apply to all vehicles, including moving trucks, UPS vans and giant SUV’s…. See this post for more…