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Old 01-30-2016, 08:45 AM
 
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Yes, but I come from a place that actually has a winter regularly. Most cities support holding a spot for 48hrs after a storm, just long enough to clean up. Although, that doesn't really apply to VA since they never clean anything up.
I thnk I could support it for a limited period of time. I noticed that most people, likely because they know they aren't getting the space back, half-ass the clearing of the space. Basically, they only shovel the minimal amount to get out. Those who plan on parking there again tend to completely clear the space. Maybe allowing "saving" for a limited time would help clear the streets.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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I'm glad I haven't had to worry about parking spaces since 1986.
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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This reminds me of a situation from the last big snowstorm we had in 2010. The community I lived in had assigned parking and person A took person B's assigned spot prior to the snow. After all the snow had fallen, person A cleared out the spot and was parking there for a couple days. Person B finally came home and took their spot back. Person A had a conniption that 'their' spot was taken. Person B dug out the spot showing that it was their assigned space and said TT. They almost came to blows over it.

My personal opinion is it's a free for all for public spaces regardless of weather. I find it funny that people believe that just because that they put in the work on a spot they can keep it while they go to another location where there are cleared out parking spots. Don't want to have to deal with this drama, then move somewhere with personal parking of some sort.

My boss lives in Foxchase and watched the drama play out while snowed in with someone who used a place marker for their car. It worked until Tuesday when someone promptly moved their place marker to the sidewalk. The place marker person picked up their place marker and dug out a new space.
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
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No I do not.

The person who takes the space you pulled out of more than likely had to do a lot of hard work digging themselves out, too.
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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no, understand that if you move it, you lose it.


If I have to dig out another space to park in, do you want to guess where I will be putting the snow?
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:05 AM
 
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If I have to dig out another space to park in, do you want to guess where I will be putting the snow?
What if your new spot is not right next to the old one(pretty likely)? You going to lug all that snow across the parking lot just to spite someone? Get over it, it wasn't your spot to begin with
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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What if your new spot is not right next to the old one(pretty likely)? You going to lug all that snow across the parking lot just to spite someone? Get over it, it wasn't your spot to begin with

That just means a wheel barrow is in order; kidding. Like I've said before, public parking spots are just that - public. I am one of the folks who has to park on the street and luckily albeit snow, finding parking really close is not an issue.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:17 AM
 
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I'd respect it as best I could. Look, after this most recent hellstorm (I was stuck inside with two small kids for a week, cut me some slack), my back was killing me. I spent a combined 12 hours over three days shoveling out a driveway, sidewalks for myself and an elderly neighbor, and three cars that were street parked.


If someone had claimed one of our spots (not that they had a chance, we didn't go anywhere) I would have been very tempted to bury their car and let them "earn" the spot for themselves. And given that all the snow was two feet away in high piles on our front lawn, it would have been really easy to just chuck liberal amounts of it over my shoulder with a shovel.


Now getting out the hose afterwards and dousing everything so that it becomes an ice shell that can't be accessed...that I would not do, but I'd visualize it and laugh like a super villain.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:34 PM
 
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If the parking space wasn't assigned before, then frozen precipitation doesn't magically render it assigned. You cleared a spot. Bravo. That doesn't make one special. In New England we called that "Tuesday". Besides half the time people marked off spots they didn't even clear themselves.

Go ahead and key my car. It's 14 years old.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Great Falls, VA
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The action of clearing a spot has the objective of being able to take a vehicle out of said spot. It doesn't lay claim over it. If you don't clear it, you don't get out.

If I go and start shoveling a public park after a snow storm, does that mean I own the parts of the park where I removed the snow for a few days? Or if I go and clear somebody else's parking spot, can I knock on their door and tell them to move their car from my spot since I just cleared it?
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