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California Ave area parking

Original post made by Andrea, Evergreen Park, on Dec 12, 2008

The parking situation near Cal Ave for the Evergreen Park residents on College, Ash, Birch & Oxford has gotten out of control. There is NO street parking between 8am-5pm. People move your bins to take a spot. Without a driveway or parking space parking is a nightmare and its all due to the people who work on Cal Ave who leave there cars all day to avoid the 2 hr parking limit on Cal Ave. This is not fair to us, the residents. These streets should also have parking limits unless you are a resident and have a parking permit. The city really needs to address this issue. It really ruins it for the residents when you cant even park in front of your own house!

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Posted by Marvin
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Dec 12, 2008 at 9:05 am

Streets are for use of all the public. Parking spots in front of homes do not belong to the homeowner. I am not sure where it says that a resident is guaranteed a parking spot on a public street.
All that said, I am not sure why the city, which encourages shopping on California Avenue does not work to find some solutions for parking by the people working in that area.
If residents want to have parking spots, they should consider privatizing the streets and assuming all the costs for upkeep and repair of said streets

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Posted by Jenny
a resident of South of Midtown
on Dec 12, 2008 at 9:43 am

Andrea: See if you can persuade the City to give you permit parking. You will have to get in line behind all the other neighborhoods who are also asking for permit parking.

The problem with permit parking is it requires enforcement. This will mean the City will have to hire more Community Police Officers to enforce permit parking. The City has consistently opposed hiring more personnel for parking enforcement.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 12, 2008 at 11:04 am

Do people make full use of the city parking garage near CA Avenue? I don't know if there are time limits in that garage but when I occasionally visit CA Ave businesses and have remembered to use it, it has never been full. Maybe better signage would help for visitors; maybe local businesses should encourage their employees to park there, too?

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Posted by RS
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 12, 2008 at 4:06 pm

"Without a driveway or parking space parking is a nightmare..."

Aren't PA houses required to have at least a one car garage?

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