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  • #605533

    funnybone
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    This is an issue when I drive through Boro Park: Why do people double park so often? There is a driver waiting in the car, why doesn’t (s)he pull over by the nearest pump or driveway to wait? It’s unfair that everyone should need to squeeze through!

    #901128

    avhaben
    Participant

    There is nowhere to pull over. The pumps and driveways (actually there aren’t many driveways on the commercial avenues) are blocked too. So, while your wife runs into the grocery, where exactly are you supposed to wait?

    #901129

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    They do try. Wherever possible. The selfless, understanding ones, that is.

    #901130

    funnybone
    Participant

    avhaben-maybe on 13th ave there isn’t room, but on the side streets? While the wife runs into the grocery, pull into a side street so that you don’t block traffic. It’s unfair to dozens of people!

    #901131

    takahmamash
    Participant

    It’s unfair to dozens of people!

    Not only unfair, but it’s illegal and a chillul Hashem.

    #901132

    avhaben
    Participant

    It isn’t illegal if someone is sitting in the driver’s seat.

    #901133

    avhaben
    Participant

    The side streets (off the avenue) are often just as full as the avenue.

    #901134

    em0616
    Member

    You forgot to mention triple parking! People are too lazy to walk, so pulling up at the nearest

    driveway or pump is not an option.

    #901135

    plumba
    Member

    Not only unfair, but it’s illegal and a chillul Hashem.

    So is blocking someone’s driveway. And its probably also stealing.

    #901136

    The_Cool_Jew
    Member

    Okay, stop complaining, there is nothing you can do about it. It’s a part of life, and just get used to passing double parked cars on the streets!

    #901137

    funnybone
    Participant

    If someone is in the car there is nothing wrong with blocking a driveway. And the driveways and pumps are not all full! I sometimes ask people, “Why don’t you just pull into that driveway?” Their response is, “You’re right!”

    #901138

    em0616
    Member

    Be aware of this law:. Between sunrise and sunset, a passenger vehicle may stand alongside a fire hydrant as long as a driver remains behind the wheel and is ready to move the vehicle if required to do so.

    I once got a ticket in Brooklyn for standing in front of a pump at night. $115.

    #901139

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    There is a parking crisis in Brooklyn, including or especially Boro Park. Until iit gets that name it won’t become a campaign issue and nothing will be done about it, other than penalizing those suffering from the problem.

    You can search for an hour within a five block radius without finding a spot. Very often, just to circle one block can take 15 minutes. The congestion on the local roads are mainly from cars looking for parking.

    #901140

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    Why can’t they institute diagonal parking. We’d be able to fit more cars all over the place. Maybe someone could mention this to the Department of traffic, the Mayor, the President… Let’s see change..

    #901141

    avhaben
    Participant

    HaLeiVi: What can be done about it to fix the parking crisis?

    #901142

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Why can’t they institute diagonal parking. We’d be able to fit more cars all over the place. Maybe someone could mention this to the Department of traffic, the Mayor, the President… Let’s see change..

    Some streets are too narrow to support diagonal parking on both sides.

    The Wolf

    #901143

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    I know, it’s just that at some point reality HAS to set in. We’re cramming more and more into a place that has NO MORE ROOM. Elected officials were elected for something – to find solutions (maybe at times not so conventional) to problems. Pressing ones. Ones that bigwigs tend to look away from. (Or tell you to drive a bike)

    Y’know what? VOTE ME FOR MAYOR!! How’s that? Heard first on Yeshiva World Coffee Room. ZeesKite For Mayor ’14. “I Promise Every One A Parking Space” – my campaign promise. I’m running for the party “We Need Parking Spaces”.

    Remember

    ZeesKite For Mayor ’14

    #901144

    takahmamash
    Participant

    Which is worse – the shidduch crisis or the parking crisis?

    #901145

    shlishi
    Member

    There is no shidduch crisis.

    #901146

    Poster
    Member

    There is only one sollution in my opinion….WALK!

    We have a rule – we do not go to 13th Ave with the car. If you are from out of town, park somewhere and walk…

    #901147

    2scents
    Participant

    A couple of years ago, I was picking up a person in Brooklyn. The person had medical issues and was not really able to walk much.

    as that person came out of the house, I pulled up close to the house. The person entered the car.

    All of sudden a cop pulls up and parks right in front of me, the officer comes out and writes a ticket. I tried explaining that I was picking up someone that had difficulties walking, however the cop really did not care. just ignored me and finished writing the ticket. It was a double parking ticket!

    #901148

    avhaben
    Participant

    2scents: Did you use your Hatzala membership to get the ticket dismissed?

    #901149

    yehudayona
    Participant

    What is with this NY thing of calling fire hydrants “pumps”? If they were pumps, people would be swiping them to deal with their post-Sandy basements.

    Double parking is not only obnoxious, it impedes the flow of emergency traffic.

    #901150

    em0616
    Member

    Because fire hydrants in New York City in the late 19th century were called johnny pumps.

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