Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Blocking traffic - 11 May, 2005

A UPS guy parks along University Avenue every weekday between 4:30 and 4:45, blocking traffic. This is a non-parking area, and for good reason. Eliminating one lane out of three forces people to stop and route around the truck. Traffic is backed up behind the nearby intersection. Hundreds of people are inconvenienced. Last week I told the city parking guy that the truck is there predictably every day and, in the spirit of the mayor's policy to use parking enforcement to keep traffic flowing, he should ticket the truck every day until the driver stops parking there. The ticket guy was there today and gave me a cheerful greeting. He's probably not used to having such a friendly demeanour displayed toward him while in uniform. We'll see what happens. I've started a photoset on Flickr to track this daily parking violation.