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Old 11-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #21
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Re: Illegal parking

I always feel like someone is going to pull into the parking spot where my bike is parked and not see it. Hit it and then just back up and leave. I understand why people park on the side, but I still don't do it. It's not for parking. It's for Girl Scout vendors
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:38 PM   #23
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #24
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Re: Illegal parking

It's clearly not the thing to do, but I will easily admit to doing it every now and then. 90% of places where I live don't have designated motorcycle parking. If I get a warning or ticket for it, I would be pretty pissed, but accepting of the consequence. Similar to speeding. I have never personally been pulled over for anything in my life before.. but some police will be nice and allow you to get off free, or with just a warning. Others will be dicks, and ticket you for 3 MPH over the limit. Fighting it in court is a whole other story. Personally I feel it is okay under the right circumstances. if no issues arise, then why not?

In other places you can easily get by with this. Lots that have odd shapes and corners have big crossed out parking zones. Bikes always park in those spots up here, and no authorities really care either. It is especially easy at a place like a school or privately owned building. Technically, in my state, you don't really need to obey any driving laws very closely in private lots.

Yeah people are asshats, and parking lots suck. Is that even the point? Park in a stall and you risk being tipped over or bumped into. Park far away from the cars, and you risk theft. Park close on the sidewalk and out of the way, and you risk being yelled at or ticketed.

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #25
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I'd never take any of my bikes to any Wal-Mart, just saying.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #26
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Re: Illegal parking

I've been parking up on sidewalks in out of the way places for the last 10 years of using a motorcycle as my only transportation. It's something I do several times a week.

I've had one security guard talk to me. I received a ticket once in Santa Monica, when I was parked in the hashed out area at the end of an aisle in a parking structure. I have had significantly more employees / property owners ask me why I *didn't* park up on the sidewalk when I've parked the bike in normal parking spots. If you're reasonable about it, you shouldn't have a problem. ie, don't park in hashed out handicap spaces. Don't park in places that prevent doors from opening or block pedestrian traffic.

If you're on private property, and you're not blocking an entrance or fire lane or anything, I'm not quite sure what would be illegal about it.

For $175, I'd sure as shit at least have a go at fighting it.
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I've been parking up on sidewalks in out of the way places for the last 10 years of using a motorcycle as my only transportation. It's something I do several times a week.

I've had one security guard talk to me. I received a ticket once in Santa Monica, when I was parked in the hashed out area at the end of an aisle in a parking structure. I have had significantly more employees / property owners ask me why I *didn't* park up on the sidewalk when I've parked the bike in normal parking spots. If you're reasonable about it, you shouldn't have a problem. ie, don't park in hashed out handicap spaces. Don't park in places that prevent doors from opening or block pedestrian traffic.

If you're on private property, and you're not blocking an entrance or fire lane or anything, I'm not quite sure what would be illegal about it.

For $175, I'd sure as shit at least have a go at fighting it.
Agreed, and IMO:

$175.00 is much easier to pay every blue moon, than it is to pay upped insurance for a knocked over bike, or repair your bike. Or deal with the whole "My bike got smashed/scratched in a parking lot" situation altogether.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:09 PM   #28
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:04 AM   #30
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