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#202024 - 07/10/11 11:01 PM It's my car and I'll park where I want
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How do you flag a parking spot so no one parks in it? There was also a sign on the rail in front of the car.

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#202025 - 07/11/11 06:13 AM Re: It's my car and I'll park where I want [Re: twh]
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Every now and then you'll find some jackalope who will move your cones, and insist on parking where you need to work.

As I see it, you have two choices: tow truck or fork-lift.

A more passive-aggressive approach would be to work around the car- digging under and around the car, in a manner that prevents the car from being removed until the job is done.

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#202026 - 07/11/11 06:21 AM Re: It's my car and I'll park where I want [Re: twh]
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Registered: 04/03/02
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Loc: Brick, NJ USA
That was a problem working in strip mall centers and office parks with site lighting. Poles that were knocked down, caution tape, cones, a van....and the one car that 'has' to park in 'their ususl' spot.

Doing site lighting maintenance was delayed on occasion by waiting for the tow truck for the commuters who insisted on parking on private property, posted lots. We used to get to the sites at 6:00 or 6:30AM, long before most stores opened. The commuters were shocked when they returned! BTW, the tow was done after the local PD placed a ticket on the cars also.
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#202043 - 07/11/11 11:33 PM Re: It's my car and I'll park where I want [Re: twh]
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"No Parking" surely doesn't mean ME. We have people who park in reserved spaces, fire lanes, even in the landscaping if there isn't a spot to their liking nearby. Unfortunately, that sense of entitlement doesn't just stop in the parking lot. Working in the school system, we get all kinds of grief from parents who think they can do all kinds of things just because their little Susy is in the program. I won't even go into the things they think their kids are entitled to; just how special THEIR kid is over everybody else.
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#202407 - 08/02/11 03:37 PM Re: It's my car and I'll park where I want [Re: twh]
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I wish I had paid closer attention to a news story on the radio but the basics are a city in east Europe has trouble with cars parking in bike lanes. They use Tanks to run over the offending vehicles. At least 1 mercedes has fallen victim and as the mayor says, fines don't always alter behaviour.

I am very keen on this approach but I don't mind the excavating around the car approach either

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#202412 - 08/02/11 06:23 PM Re: It's my car and I'll park where I want [Re: mikesh]
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Originally Posted By: mikesh
I wish I had paid closer attention to a news story on the radio but the basics are a city in east Europe has trouble with cars parking in bike lanes. They use Tanks to run over the offending vehicles. At least 1 mercedes has fallen victim and as the mayor says, fines don't always alter behaviour.

I am very keen on this approach but I don't mind the excavating around the car approach either


I just caught the news story again and heard the name.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/20...ith_a_tank.html

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#202413 - 08/02/11 06:28 PM Re: It's my car and I'll park where I want [Re: twh]
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Registered: 04/03/02
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Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Wow! Even though reading that it was a 'staged show' still gets a Wow!

Do that here in NJ and there will be 10 lawyers lined up to 'help' the car owner.
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#202414 - 08/02/11 06:48 PM Re: It's my car and I'll park where I want [Re: twh]
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9012
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
DC is pretty effective with nothing but tow trucks. They have a lot of streets where you have to be gone by 3:30.
If you don't drive away by 3:30 you will be on the hook at 3:35. They bring a fleet of trucks and can clear a block in about 5 minutes. IBM had an education center where I taught for a while on K street and it was interesting to watch them work.
Way back around 1980, it was over $300 a tow plus a cab ride. (no checks, no credit cards)
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#202448 - 08/04/11 04:54 AM Re: It's my car and I'll park where I want [Re: gfretwell]
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about the only parking problem i have here is being stuck in 4x4

but everyone carries a 20' chain, it's just the nieghborly thing to do....

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#202461 - 08/04/11 12:04 PM Re: It's my car and I'll park where I want [Re: twh]
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Registered: 04/03/02
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Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Nice neighbors up Vermont way!

They are few & far between around these parts!
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