Readerpix: Double parking headache

3/23/2009:

Overheard this typical gem of a transportation headache this past weekend – and Hoboken411 reader Cindy summed it up for us:

Hoboken411 reader photo gallery of the day – 3/23/2009

“Here’s some pictures of a car that was double parked Saturday evening on Willow Avenue between 8th and 9th, which prevented a bus from getting through and consequently backed up cars for blocks! There was a ticket on the car, which means it was there for awhile. The bus and cars were honking for about 20 minutes and still no one came outside to move the car. The cops eventually came and towed the car away, but it took awhile.”

[Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured each day at approximately 11am. Unless your photo is time-sensitive – it will be published in the order it was received! Additional note: Your pictures will have a better chance of being published if they’re in “landscape” mode, as opposed to the taller “portrait” modes… ]

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27 Comments on "Readerpix: Double parking headache"

Katie_Scarlett
Member

Which Church is St. Ann’s? I mean, can’t these idiots park in a lot if they can’t find street parking? That’s what I do when I go to funerals in a city.

0h7b0k3n0
Member
0h7b0k3n0

[quote comment=”144652″]Question about double-parking.

I live near St. Ann’s Church and any time there is a funeral, wedding, Saturday or Sunday mass — attendees double park, blocking in the parked cars. I learned the first time this happened to me (causing me to be an hour late to work), not to park on that side of the road (even though its Resident Parking).

However, those aren’t aware this can happen aren’t so lucky. The first time this happened to me, I was held hostage by a double-parker for about an hour. Cop who drove by said I’d have to wait it out.

If that were ever happen to me again, I’d go right into the church with a megaphone: “Whoever is the d*ckface double parked out front, come move your car….”[/quote]

If I was blocking you in while at a funeral or at mass and you had the audacity to walk into the church with your big mouth, never mind a megaphone…then I would be very willing to pay the tow company double just to enjoy watching your d*ckface while you bust to have it moved.

plywood
Member
plywood

homeworld- there is a bit more to parking cars on a vacant lot than meets the eye (even if one let them do it for free and commerce and related taxes were not issues). In short, vehicles can drip nasty substances into the ground, causing it to be an environmental issue, and just adding blacktop doesn’t satisfy the regulations. Good thought though.

homeworld
Member

There are a lot of vacant lots around town… The big grass empty lot by the Curling Club (would be good for the movie theater), by Shop Rite, by the Self Storage on 8th and Adams, etc.

If I were the property owners of those lots, I’d turn them into surface parking for at least the time being. Seems like a good source of revenue and probably wouldn’t require too many variances if it’s not a permitted use.

Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor

[quote comment=”144652″]Question about double-parking.

I live near St. Ann’s Church and any time there is a funeral, wedding, Saturday or Sunday mass — attendees double park, blocking in the parked cars. I learned the first time this happened to me (causing me to be an hour late to work), not to park on that side of the road (even though its Resident Parking).

However, those aren’t aware this can happen aren’t so lucky. The first time this happened to me, I was held hostage by a double-parker for about an hour. Cop who drove by said I’d have to wait it out.

If that were ever happen to me again, I’d go right into the church with a megaphone: “Whoever is the d*ckface double parked out front, come move your car….”[/quote]

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