The Asshole Residents of Masonic Avenue, Parking Wherever the Hell They Want – Who Will Stop Them?

Now, here’s what’s funny. Instead of getting input from the tens of thousands of people what actually use Masonic Avenue on a daily basis, what the SFMTA does it to ask the residents of Masonic for input to bless a big reconstruction project that the SFMTA has already decided it wants to do. Isn’t that funny?

Now tell me, where does the sidewalk end and where does the private property begin here? 

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Oh well.

And oh, yes, Transit First.

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8 Responses to “The Asshole Residents of Masonic Avenue, Parking Wherever the Hell They Want – Who Will Stop Them?”

  1. mikesonn says:

    Doesn’t matter where the sidewalk begins, I was under the impression it’s still against code to park on their paved over lawn.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    I think it’s like you need to get permission to pave over your lawn these days, but you can’t get permission. So people say, “It’s always been that way since I got here.”

    I think you can park on your private property…

  3. Anonymous says:

    People desperate for a place to park their cars are “assholes”? The city’s plan for Masonic will take away the parking spaces on Masonic between Fell and Geary to make bike lanes, which isn’t going to improve things for those wicked owners of motor vehicles. Oh, why don’t they just get bikes!

    Besides, the picture shows that they aren’t blocking the sidewalk.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    Yes, yes they are.

    The plan won’t take away all the parking spaces.

    Yes, the plan won’t improve things for car owners or bus riders, including those on the N Judah Express.

    Blocking the sidewalk isn’t the standard. You’re not allowed to park on the sidewalk period.

  5. Dave D. says:

    …Well, there IS a solution, though I’m not sure that the cure isn’t worse than the disease. As in the private enforcement of handicapped access in businesses, open up the civil enforcement of parking law to private parties. Anyone with a camera and a website could issue violation paperwork and claim the prize….both ears and the tail ?
    …Eagle eyed and hungry folks would fan out to photograph and cite these scofflaws and if the paper was ignored, snatch the vehicles and drag ‘em to a central lockup where they could be bailed out or sold after 30 days. He or She who had their mount snatched could look for it on the web, purdy as you please, in full flagrant dilecto, parked athwart the thidewalk but now resting comfortably in the Honda Hoosegow, Prius Prison.

  6. sfcitizen says:

    There’s an idea….

  7. Dave D. says:

    ….CVC 22599(f) prohibits parking, or even stopping ” on any portion of a sidewalk “. CVC 555 defines: “Sidewalk” is that portion of a highway, other than the roadway, set apart by curbs, barriers, markings or other dilineation for pedestrian travel.
    …Return your view to the photo above, and note the pedestrians in the background. Have you any doubt that the automobilesw in the foreground are parked on the sidewalk ?
    …I thought not. Put their cars in the car jail.

  8. Dave D. says:

    …Try again : CVC 22500 (f). Damned Fat Fingers.

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