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by Andrea, Evergreen Park,
on Jun 4, 2009
Have you ever tried to park on College Ave, Birch St, Ash St or Oxford Ave during the week? Its nearly impossible. Cars are parked in front of your house at 8am and are there until 5 or 6. They often move your garbage cans and block a portion of your driveway to get a spot. If you leave your spot you can easily spent twenty minutes trying to find another one and still never find a spot. This has been going on for years and it is only getting worse. I am hoping that maybe this idea will find a solution to our woes...
I think that residents on these streets should be issued a parking permit to allow us to park on the street whenever and for as long as we want. I also think that these streets should be made 2 hr parking and so it will hopefully deter those who choose to use our street as their daily personal parking space. The city is around ticketing these areas anyways, so whats another street? I think it would make a world of difference with the parking issues as well as the traffic in these once safe family neighborhood streets that are full of children walking and on bikes. I would like to reclaim my street and the space in front of my home so I can at least park my own car there or have a place for guests to park. I am tired of people avoiding the 2 hr parking on cal ave or the train station. my house is not the place to leave your car for the weekend. If you support the need for a change then let me know!