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View Poll Results: Banning parking in front yards in Greensboro, what do you think?
Great new rule! 13 68.42%
Terrible new rule! 6 31.58%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-29-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Greensboro
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Greensboro, NC -- Come July 2009, it will matter to Greensboro where you park, even at home.

The city is outlawing parking on lawns and setting rules on how to "properly" park at home. The ordinance applies to homes and duplexes.

Other parking rules that will be enforced with the ordinance:

* Parking areas must also be clearly marked and maintained.
* Parking spaces and driveways must also be built with a hard, all-weather surface such as asphalt, concrete, brick, or gravel.
* Grass and dirt areas will also not be acceptable for parking spaces and driveways.
* No more than 40% of the front yard may be used for parking. This change will not impact temporary events or short term gatherings.

Th ordinance goes into effect July 15, 2009.

New Parking Rule Means No Parking In Your Yard | digtriad.com | Triad, NC | Watercooler News (http://www.digtriad.com/news/watercooler/article.aspx?storyid=116434&catid=176 - broken link)
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Greensboro, NC -- Come July 2009, it will matter to Greensboro where you park, even at home.

The city is outlawing parking on lawns and setting rules on how to "properly" park at home. The ordinance applies to homes and duplexes.

Other parking rules that will be enforced with the ordinance:

* Parking areas must also be clearly marked and maintained.
* Parking spaces and driveways must also be built with a hard, all-weather surface such as asphalt, concrete, brick, or gravel.
* Grass and dirt areas will also not be acceptable for parking spaces and driveways.
* No more than 40% of the front yard may be used for parking. This change will not impact temporary events or short term gatherings.

Th ordinance goes into effect July 15, 2009.

New Parking Rule Means No Parking In Your Yard | digtriad.com | Triad, NC | Watercooler News (http://www.digtriad.com/news/watercooler/article.aspx?storyid=116434&catid=176 - broken link)
Charlotte has had that for a long time...you can't even have 1 tire in your grass or you get a $25 citation. Charlotte also has an EXCELLENT ordinance that you can not have a couch or or appliance on your front porch...and YES I have seen it before in my lifetime.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:21 AM
 
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OUCH- but that's why many will not live in the city.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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OUCH- but that's why many will not live in the city.
Why is that. There is NO need to park in the front lawn...especially when you have a driveway. Just doesn't make sense at all.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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Chapel Hill enacted a similar ordinance to keep students from living 10 to a house and parking their cars in the yard. In general it's a good rule but there should be some exceptions for folks in rural areas that are annexed by cities.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:26 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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...Charlotte also has an EXCELLENT ordinance that you can not have a couch or or appliance on your front porch...and YES I have seen it before in my lifetime.

Ouch!!! I am ok about the parking, but nothing says "down home" like a sofa on the front porch. Next thing you know, you can't have a bunch of dogs under your front steps!

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Old 12-29-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Ouch!!! I am ok about the parking, but nothing says "down home" like a sofa on the front porch. Next thing you know, you can't have a bunch of dogs under your front steps!

lln
LOL!

Don't you mean that nothing screams more redneck than parking in your front yard then going to get a beer out of the fridge on your front porch before relaxing on that couch beside the fridge!
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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That would mean a revolt in the western part of the state. I passed an area today where all of the houses had junk cars out front. The "classy" house had them up on blocks.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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That would mean a revolt in the western part of the state. I passed an area today where all of the houses had junk cars out front. The "classy" house had them up on blocks.
Not just the Western part of the state...but Eastern NC where it is very poor & rural too! I have even seen it in some not so nice Charlotte neighborhoods.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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That would mean a revolt in the western part of the state. I passed an area today where all of the houses had junk cars out front. The "classy" house had them up on blocks.
Cinderblocks or blocks of wood? The choice between the two says a lot about a person's upbringing.
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