California Ave area parking Palo Alto Issues, posted by Andrea, a resident of the Evergreen Park neighborhood, on Dec 12, 2008 at 8:59 am
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!
Posted by Jenny, a resident of the South of Midtown neighborhood, 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.
Posted by anonymous, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, 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?