City set to rule on Professorville parking permits Palo Alto Issues, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:15 am
Professorville residents might soon get more muscle in their irksome tug-of-war with downtown workers over parking spots in the historic district -- a parking-permit program that would limit visitors' stays to two hours. Related material:
Posted by ResidentsFirst for parking, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm
Residents in Palo Alto needs to have rules about business/commuters and where they park. They need to have payments for parking. The garages should have low amt of money for certain amount of hours. Longer, get a ticket. Residents should have spaces for 1 or 2 spaces near their home or condo, for visitors.
Posted by voter, a resident of the Professorville neighborhood, on Jul 13, 2012 at 11:28 am
This doesn't begin to address the problem of the extremely unsafe congestion of the streets north of Embarcadero. Parked cars are routinely jammed into every inch, even beyond stop signs. It is nearly impossible to cross any street without being half way out into the street to see oncoming traffic. When you inch your car out to see, you take your life into your hands as the cross traffic speeds by, glaring at you. Most pedestrians and bicyclists are oblivious and are going to get run over! It is a big, fat mess. Maybe the city will be forced to address the issue on a macro basis when it is sued due to its negligence in its faulty, or should I say, non-existent planning.
Posted by Chatsworth, a resident of the University South neighborhood, on Jul 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm
Oh gee, what a wonderful idea - move the problem to adjacent areas. Talk about a NIMBY solution! It will just make parking in the University South neighborhood that much worse. Or is that the general idea, to simply throw the problem over the fence into a less worthy backyard?
If people park in Professorsville because of two hour time limits elsewhere, then simply get rid of the two hour time limits. Alternatively, the two hour street parking time limit could also be imposed in Professorsville. Better yet, build another parking garage. Some realistic city planning would be helpful. It worked in downtown Mountain View.
"The parking crush from living in a neighborhood adjacent to downtown Palo Alto is -- without question -- the most negative factor in our daily existence in Palo Alto"
So you move into a crowded downtown area, a place known for scarce parking, and then complain about people parking on the street? How brilliant...