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Old 12-08-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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Good question. I've parked a couple places when I've seen bikes there regularly but I'm never 100% sure.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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Yes, it is illegal for any real man to shop at forever 21.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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Yes, it is illegal for any real man to shop at forever 21.
It was the quickest way into the Woodlands Mall I SWEAR , Parking sucked.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
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I don't think you can ever take or park a motorized vehicle on a designated pedestrian walkway. When I had a bike I did it all the time, was only ever asked once to move my bike off.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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I don't think you can ever take or park a motorized vehicle on a designated pedestrian walkway. When I had a bike I did it all the time, was only ever asked once to move my bike off.
What he said. Usually management won't make a fuss about it unless it gets in the way or becomes a hazard.
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Legality shouldn't really apply as its private property and its more policy issue than a legal issue I would think.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:29 PM   #8
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I've done it once at a bar and the bouncer asked me to move the bike. All other times no problem. I guess if its high traffic it wont be ok. Just use your best judgement. If there are already bikes there, I park with the group.
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What if the man was shopping for a gift for his smoking hot girlfriend? Would he get a pass then. Jus sayin
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Legality shouldn't really apply as its private property and its more policy issue than a legal issue I would think.
^^^ THIS

I know at WalMart there's a section off to the side where the shopping carts get pulled in. I've had several employees at multiple locations all tell me that the area is specifically for motorcycle parking. There were issues where cars would pull into a spot where a bike was parked (thinking it was empty) and hit the bike... and then sue Wallyworld.

As far as the law goes, I think it's fair game so long as you're not blocking an otherwise usable path. If someone in a wheelchair (or someone really fat) can't get around, you're not in a good spot. Don't block anything, like a bicycle rack, trash can etc.

Beyond that, I highly recommend it.

Try to park in the corner, front wheel to one wall, kickstand opposite the other wall. The reason is because people (esp little kids) will just walk up and sit on bikes, so make it where it can't fall over or roll off the kickstand. Park near a window if possible, to keep your eye on it. If anyone asks, one good reason to park on the sidewalk is because it's harder to pull a truck & trailer on one in order to steal a bike.
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I don't think it's legal for fire purposes. But if its private property the cops will only hassle u if the owner calls it in
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:59 PM   #14
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^^^ THIS

I know at WalMart there's a section off to the side where the shopping carts get pulled in. I've had several employees at multiple locations all tell me that the area is specifically for motorcycle parking. There were issues where cars would pull into a spot where a bike was parked (thinking it was empty) and hit the bike... and then sue Wallyworld.

As far as the law goes, I think it's fair game so long as you're not blocking an otherwise usable path. If someone in a wheelchair (or someone really fat) can't get around, you're not in a good spot. Don't block anything, like a bicycle rack, trash can etc.

Beyond that, I highly recommend it.

Try to park in the corner, front wheel to one wall, kickstand opposite the other wall. The reason is because people (esp little kids) will just walk up and sit on bikes, so make it where it can't fall over or roll off the kickstand. Park near a window if possible, to keep your eye on it. If anyone asks, one good reason to park on the sidewalk is because it's harder to pull a truck & trailer on one in order to steal a bike.
well there I have it, sweet
I've always wondered, you see bikes do it all the time and I would have done it at the woodlands mall yesterday but the LEO's were out on foot and horse AND I wanted to make sure.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:41 PM   #15
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well there I have it, sweet
I've always wondered, you see bikes do it all the time and I would have done it at the woodlands mall yesterday but the LEO's were out on foot and horse AND I wanted to make sure.
I have done it on school property in front of the cops on duty and they didn't say a word to me about it. Keep the bike out of the way and people generally do not care enough to make it into a big deal.
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Short of it, don't be an annoyance... dont block the flow of traffic, hydrants etc and often you'll be left alone... Walmart, Target i do it frequently w/o any problem... local pool hall often tells riders to park in a certain area on the sidewalk.

Renfest, has designated M/C parking up near the entrance. :-)
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at least post the outfit you bought.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:55 AM   #19
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IMO don't go to the mall with your bike. = stolen. I trust no one
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I don't think it's legal for fire purposes. But if its private property the cops will only hassle u if the owner calls it in
This.
The fire codes don't allow you to park up near the building because it could block fire crew's/trucks access. They don't take motorcycles into account. It just prohibits vehicles.
That said, I been doin' it for years and nobody ever said anything. I suppose a LEO could write a ticket for it, but if you're out of the way, I doubt they would bother.
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