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Old 07-31-2012, 10:48 PM
 
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The neighbors directly north of us (us being the house at the very bottom of the picture) have a habit of parking their cars front end first to the curb. I don't know where they got this idea, I've never seen anyone else doing it. In the picture, only one of their cars is home but usually they have 2 or 3 lined up like this. Now the neighbors north of them now started doing it.

They are nice and all, and we say "hi" to each other and all that, so I don't want to be a jerk by telling them to park different or report them but I think it makes the neighborhood look awful. I think the main problem is that they have 3-4 cars total, and a bunch of stuff in the garage so all their cars can't fit in the driveway, but why not park parallel to the curb like normal?

I'm surprised the HOA hasn't done anything about it, we're not even supposed to park on the street, driveway only.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:53 PM
 
Location: The front porch outside of the Astral Plane
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The neighbors directly north of us (us being the house at the very bottom of the picture) have a habit of parking their cars front end first to the curb. I don't know where they got this idea, I've never seen anyone else doing it. In the picture, only one of their cars is home but usually they have 2 or 3 lined up like this. Now the neighbors north of them now started doing it.

They are nice and all, and we say "hi" to each other and all that, so I don't want to be a jerk by telling them to park different or report them but I think it makes the neighborhood look awful. I think the main problem is that they have 3-4 cars total, and a bunch of stuff in the garage so all their cars can't fit in the driveway, but why not park parallel to the curb like normal?

I'm surprised the HOA hasn't done anything about it, we're not even supposed to park on the street, driveway only.


If this is your biggest concern it seems like a pretty easy way to live.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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This would definitely qualify under "first world problems."
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:18 AM
 
Location: New Mexico and Arizona
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Are the city code enforcers in your community looking for a ticket to write?
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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I've occasionally seen this in cul-de-sacs and it does seem unusual....frankly, I wouldn't like it if my neighbors were doing it as it's a bit jerky and dangerous (and blocks the cul-de-sac from it's true purpose of allowing cars to move thru it)....gee, if they'd park parallel to the curb, they wouldn't even have to back up to leave!....do you live in an HOA?
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:35 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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They're clearly trying to be considerate. Think about how many additional cars could park in the cul de sac if everyone pulled in like that. That actually does look like it could be an issue if a fire truck needed to use the street to turn around quickly. Talk to the HOA or call up whatever city you live in and ask them rules and regs about parking like that. Maybe the city can send a notice or an officer to put a citation on their windshield. Just be glad it's not like Tucson where many people seem to just hop the curb and park in their front yard.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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You know, on second thought, they could be setting up early for December 21st to signal the aliens when they land.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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The only thing I can see that they are doing illegally is parking where they are obstructing the sidewalk. In most cities you can park that way unless there is a sign that says not to as long as you're not obstructing traffic or pedestrian usage. You can park more cars in a cul-de-sac like that. There looks to be plenty of room for emergency vehicles to negotiate. Where I live there are dozens of cul-de-sacs and many people park that way. Unless there is an ordinace in your area forbidding it then it probably is legal.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Print this out and late at night put it on the windows of his cars.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Gilbert - Val Vista Lakes
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There doesn't appear to be sufficient space in the cul-de-sac to park their 3-4 cars parallel plus have the other neighbors cars parked parallel, without blocking driveways.

I doubt if there are rules that say how one has to park in a cul-de-sac, but the city and your HOA are the sources of this information. Check with them.
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