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Old 02-16-2015, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Westchester NY
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As a tea party member I am not in favor of paying to park my car.

So I was wondering if anyone knows of free parking spots along a country road near the metro north stations in Northern Westchester.

I realize that if you amoratize the cost of the parking pass its only like $1 per day but I like to think I am beating the system even if its more effort than its worth.

After looking on google maps street view I have found that most of the metro north stations are locked down pretty good with no parking signs where people are likely to try and park for free.

Also have you heard of anyone being ticketed for parking on a country road even if there aren't any no parking signs if they park there every day and walk to metro north?

Thanks

matlabmaster.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:00 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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As a tea party member I am not in favor of paying to park my car.

So I was wondering if anyone knows of free parking spots along a country road near the metro north stations in Northern Westchester.

I realize that if you amoratize the cost of the parking pass its only like $1 per day but I like to think I am beating the system even if its more effort than its worth.

After looking on google maps street view I have found that most of the metro north stations are locked down pretty good with no parking signs where people are likely to try and park for free.

Also have you heard of anyone being ticketed for parking on a country road even if there aren't any no parking signs if they park there every day and walk to metro north?

Thanks

matlabmaster.
As a member of the thinking citizenry, who believe that all individuals have an obligation to the common welfare, I find your suggestion reprehensible. Your line of reasoning, if extended to all of us, further plunges us all into anarchy. Maybe that's the idea?

Regardless, If I see an illegally parked car in those areas you can be sure I'll call the cops.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Westchester NY
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I am not advocating parking illegally,

I am in favor of free parking on public easements of country roads.

Many of the lots have waiting lists, and parking 5-10 min away from the station is a way you can still attend the station that is in your town.

I would not even go to a populated area close to a train station if I didn't have to, the government traps me in to paying their fees whenever I go to a densely populated area I end up paying for parking tolls...ect. But when I am out in the country I never have to pay tolls, parking fees...ect
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:24 AM
 
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Matlabmaster with another completely ridiculous post. Again, I don't know if you're the most brilliant troll ever who is laughing at us, or if you're a completely delusional kid who has been brainwashed by Fox News. You realize this is the Westchester County, NY forum, correct? The county just north of NYC which is highly educated, highly populated, solidly liberal, and very much tied to NYC, correct? Your anarchist comments about country roads and farms, etc. seem better suited to an Idaho or Wyoming forum, and I suspect you'll find a lot less disdain for your "tea party" label over there.

I'm not a fan of overpaying for parking myself, but I value convenience and am certainly fine with paying for MTA/government parking. Especially in bad winter weather, it's nice to be close to the train and to have a snow plowed place to park.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:43 AM
 
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As a tea party member I am not in favor of paying to park my car.

So I was wondering if anyone knows of free parking spots along a country road near the metro north stations in Northern Westchester.

I realize that if you amoratize the cost of the parking pass its only like $1 per day but I like to think I am beating the system even if its more effort than its worth.

After looking on google maps street view I have found that most of the metro north stations are locked down pretty good with no parking signs where people are likely to try and park for free.

Also have you heard of anyone being ticketed for parking on a country road even if there aren't any no parking signs if they park there every day and walk to metro north?

Thanks

matlabmaster.
If you park on a county road without a marked parking lane, you will be ticketed. There is no parking on almost all Westchester county roads. There are some places where this is overlooked, but near train stations they enforce it.

I am not sure I understand the notion of free parking and what you claim is your politics. My understanding of tea party conservatives is championing the idea of individual responsibility. Tea Party supporters seek to avoid having to pay taxes to support others, but never shirk paying for government services that they utilize. In public parking areas, you pay for exactly what you use yourself. It is as conservative and tea party supported as one can get. It sounds like you are not a tea partier, but instead you are just cheap and someone who wants handouts from the government. It sounds like you want to just take as much as you can from the tax paying public. It sounds like you want me to pay for your parking in my taxes for public roads not designed for parking. It sounds like you want me to pay for the damage you cause to unpaved shoulders, and for the run off from your car. It sounds like you are just trying to take all you can from the taxpayers who support themselves. How dare you call yourself a tea party member. You are just another one looking for a government handout at the expense of the real tea party members.

Keep politics out of it. You are just cheap. It has nothing to do with politics. Pay the parking fee, or park at a park and ride and take the bus.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:39 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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I am not advocating parking illegally,

I am in favor of free parking on public easements of country roads.

Many of the lots have waiting lists, and parking 5-10 min away from the station is a way you can still attend the station that is in your town.

I would not even go to a populated area close to a train station if I didn't have to, the government traps me in to paying their fees whenever I go to a densely populated area I end up paying for parking tolls...ect. But when I am out in the country I never have to pay tolls, parking fees...ect
What the hell are you talking about? Gimme a break. If you seek non-interference then go off the grid and live in a cave. If you want to live among the rest of us and use the shared infrastructure then you can contribute like everyone else. Ayn Rand would quite certainly put you into the category of "moocher." But I must admit, it's guys like you that make the interwebs entertaining.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:13 AM
 
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I would think parking fees and tolls would be exactly what a tea partier would be fine with. It is paid for only by the people that use it. No unfair taxation, no "moochers', no paying for something you don't want or need.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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I would think parking fees and tolls would be exactly what a tea partier would be fine with. It is paid for only by the people that use it. No unfair taxation, no "moochers', no paying for something you don't want or need.
that is exactly right. this guy is no tea party member. He is just too cheap to pay for what he wants to personally use, or he wants free handouts at the expense of others.
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:38 PM
 
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Shh...I'm keeping it a secret.
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:25 PM
 
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Get your gov't hands off my Social Security!

-- Tea Party circa 2012
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