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Old 01-22-2008, 08:57 AM   #21
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BS, cause the ones giving the tickets have no regard for what you just said.

I took this pic a couple weeks ago at the Lake Jackson mall in front of sears.

Parked in the fire lane and the officer was no where in sight. I went into sears and after about 5min I see him talking to a sales person about air compressors.

Well at least it was not a law abiding citizen or else they would have got a ticket.


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Please don't park your bikes on the sidewalk. I am paralyzed and in a wheelchair and I cannot get into some places because bikes park in the way. Remember, I can't hop over a 6" curb. Also, guys please don't park in the striped off areas in and around the handicap parking spots. I see this all too often with bikes. When I could ride, I never did it. There was always somewhere else to park. I have been a and called the cops on several occasions. Trust me, they don't like to come to a call for a parking violation so they are not too kind to the guilty party. You wouldn't expect to be able to park your car on the sidewalk so don't park your bike on it. Pushing a wheelchair through wet, muddy grass me off when I have to go around a bike. I may start pushing them over! Lol....So I take it back, park where you want...at your own risk of course. Lol
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Please don't park your bikes on the sidewalk. I am paralyzed and in a wheelchair and I cannot get into some places because bikes park in the way. Remember, I can't hop over a 6" curb. Also, guys please don't park in the striped off areas in and around the handicap parking spots. I see this all too often with bikes. When I could ride, I never did it. There was always somewhere else to park. I have been a and called the cops on several occasions. Trust me, they don't like to come to a call for a parking violation so they are not too kind to the guilty party. You wouldn't expect to be able to park your car on the sidewalk so don't park your bike on it. Pushing a wheelchair through wet, muddy grass me off when I have to go around a bike. I may start pushing them over! Lol....So I take it back, park where you want...at your own risk of course. Lol
Very good points. To be honest, I do the same when I see cars with drivers, who are obviously not disabled, park in the HC spots. It me off, and I'm aware of the difficulties it imposes because my ex-gf's (from HS) mom was disabled and had to contend with these peeps taking up the HC spots. The only time I would park on the "sidewalk" portion of a business is if it were in a wide open area, leaving at least 5 feet for wheelchairs to pass around, and park it parallel and close to the wall. If a sidewalk is not wide enough, I wouldn't even consider parking there.

In fact, I've often wondered, if I were to take a pic of a non-hc cager parking his vehicle in a HC zone, including his license plate #, and sent the pic to the cops, if they could mail the a-hole a ticket?
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In fact, I've often wondered, if I were to take a pic of a non-hc cager parking his vehicle in a HC zone, including his license plate #, and sent the pic to the cops, if they could mail the a-hole a ticket?
Nah, they won't do anything about that. You have to have the officer there to confront them. They have to compare the HC Placard# to the person using the space's Drivers License.
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Nah, they won't do anything about that. You have to have the officer there to confront them. They have to compare the HC Placard# to the person using the space's Drivers License.
That sucks, because I see this happen all the time... and I mean ALL THE TIME!
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As mentioned before you can get a ticket. I got one for doing it downtown a while back.
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Private property... ask the management for permission.

Other sidewalk... dont.
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Other sidewalk... dont.
pre-k quick question......i parked both my vehicles in my own driveway so my i backed em up all the way to the curb,so my kids could play basket ball in my driveway.....i actually got a ticket for blocking the sidewalk.

is there a law against this ? i see people all the time with 4 cars in the driveway and they block the sidewalk

i just can not believe i got a ticket for being in my own driveway and blocking a side walk......please explain
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pre-k quick question......i parked both my vehicles in my own driveway so my i backed em up all the way to the curb,so my kids could play basket ball in my driveway.....i actually got a ticket for blocking the sidewalk.

is there a law against this ? i see people all the time with 4 cars in the driveway and they block the sidewalk

i just can not believe i got a ticket for being in my own driveway and blocking a side walk......please explain
You may think it was your driveway! Lol But truthfully, it is considered the easement. The easement is property of the city. I had a constable tell me that if I didn't move mine, he'd ticket me and have it towed off. I thought he was BSing me but he was dead serious. Now that I am in a chair, I can see the reasons now.
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I've gotten a warning before for parking on the sidewalk at Best Buy.
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You may think it was your driveway! Lol But truthfully, it is considered the easement. The easement is property of the city. I had a constable tell me that if I didn't move mine, he'd ticket me and have it towed off. I thought he was BSing me but he was dead serious. Now that I am in a chair, I can see the reasons now.
Yep. You're Property Line is typically 24" from the inside edge of a public sidewalk, and the driveway beyond that line to the paved street is within the Easement/Right of Way. This is why you would typically see an expansion joint in your driveway, at about 24" inside the sidewalk edge.
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pre-k quick question......i parked both my vehicles in my own driveway so my i backed em up all the way to the curb,so my kids could play basket ball in my driveway.....i actually got a ticket for blocking the sidewalk.

is there a law against this ? i see people all the time with 4 cars in the driveway and they block the sidewalk

i just can not believe i got a ticket for being in my own driveway and blocking a side walk......please explain
If he gave you a ticket for that, then he was just being an *ss, imho. It's not like you knew, and it was your driveway = honest mistake. He should have just given you a warning for something like that.
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If he gave you a ticket for that, then he was just being an *ss, imho. It's not like you knew, and it was your driveway = honest mistake. He should have just given you a warning for something like that.
i spoke with the city and they said someone complained.....daily?

if they had a problem, at least ask me to move them>>>>>>>>>>
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Maybe you have a disabled neighbor that uses that route to get to the mailboxes or a neighbor that doesn't want their kids to go into the street on their bikes but are forced to? Who knows?
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pre-k quick question......i parked both my vehicles in my own driveway so my i backed em up all the way to the curb,so my kids could play basket ball in my driveway.....i actually got a ticket for blocking the sidewalk.

is there a law against this ? i see people all the time with 4 cars in the driveway and they block the sidewalk

i just can not believe i got a ticket for being in my own driveway and blocking a side walk......please explain
yes - on the news a couple of weeks ago they had a segment about people whose large SUVs were blocking the sidewalk.

As mentioned before - it may be your driveway but from the sidewalk on out is city easement and it cannot be blocked or a ticket will result.
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if they had a problem, at least ask me to move them>>>>>>>>>>
Yeah, people can't seem to do that anymore. They'd rather call the "authorities", instead of being a neighbor.
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I'll try and find the article in 'The Facts', the local paper for Lake Jackson. They had a swarm of ticket-writing a year or two ago... It is definitely illegal to block the sidewalk in front of the house, also to park parallel to the street, over the curb with your car's wheels (or mirror) over the sidewalk.
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sorry, their articles only go back 1 month.
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Yeah, people can't seem to do that anymore. They'd rather call the "authorities", instead of being a neighbor.
That's because when people make the attempt to be neighbors and discuss things the party that is the offender usually goes off because someone is challenging their "f*ck everyone its my driveway/yard/property and I can do whatever the I want and everyone else has to put up with it." attitude.

A good neighbor would recognize that it is an issue BEFORE it happens.

Like my neighbor, who insists on parking a car across the street right out the end of my driveway even though there is an entire block to park their car on. This even blocks the mail carrier from access to their mailbox so the mail is not delivered.
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I use parking spots alot but I take up the whole thing so I don't become a victim of a person swinging a car into a spot relying on their brakes.

In my side of town, I do park on the sidewalk or crossed off sections that aren't in the way of anyone. If people can easily walk around it, I don't park there; last thing I want is someone to burn a leg on the exhaust and complain to me about it.
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