Street Cleaning Days--No Parking!
Original post made by Paul Losch on Apr 24, 2013
The consequence has been that a huge pile-up of leaves and debris accumulate week by week, as the street cleaning machines have to by-pass the parked vehicles.
I lived for a number of years in San Francisco, in an area of town that allowed non-permitted street parking, except on street cleaning day. For a period of time on such days, no cars could be parked, those that were got fined big time, and the streets were nicely cleaner.
I don't object to the work goiong on in my parts.
What I question is why Palo Alto doesn't follow the same practices as many other municipalities, and on street cleaning days, restrict parking for vehicles for some or all of the day.
on Apr 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm
People parking on the street on cleaning days is especially a problem during the winter. Street cleaning really helps to keep the storm drains from clogging and flooding. The street cleaners can't do a good job when cars are blocking the road gutters. Please use some common sense and don't park on the street on cleaning days, especially during the storm season.
on Apr 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm
Our street cleaners often come before 8.00 am, often around 7.30. There are many cars on our street that are parked until 8.00 am and they are gone by 8.10. The rules state that there should be no cars parked after 8.00 but if the street cleaner comes at 7.30 it is too early.
on Apr 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm
Gee, Paul, life is good in Palo Alto. You could be living in Syria or sub-Saharan Africa. Or sitting in a foxhole in Afghanistan. Try not to get too bent out of shape.