Tuesday, June 30, 2009


The next issue is linked to the bad signage. So there are no signs, ok, to be fair, there are signs, but they're bad ones and the meter kiosk which should say very definitively that there is NO PARKING BETWEEN 3:30 and 5:30 very coyly does not say anything. So what happens is that while some cars depart when the parking checker sweeps through but once the checker leaves other people park there since there are usually cars, albeit ticketed ones, sitting there or else people pull up and simply wait for people who are getting off of work departing when the checker comes through. Which will be in 5 minutes. They go around the block once or twice and then sit there again.

When cars are parked there, it attracts other cars like duck decoys. Here is a series of pictures taken in sequence.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Michael,

    thanks for staying on top of this. The bad signage plus the decoy effect made me park there too - and of course I got towed. Thanks to lovely Erin, I was able to get back my rental car!
    In Europe it is very unusual to have zones for parking that turn into no-parking for two hours of the day. While I might understand the good intention behind (employees getting home quicker) I agree that proper signage could make the diffeence. But at the end it's all about money right?