This is How You Store Your Broken-Down Relic of a Car in the Richmond – Or It’s a Scene from the Planet of the Apes Sequel?

Hey remember when the Planet of the Apes people were filming all over town a couple months back?

It sort of looked like this:

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If I ever got this desperate for parking, at least I’d curb my wheels, you know, by turning the steering wheel all the way to the right, just saying.

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2 Responses to “This is How You Store Your Broken-Down Relic of a Car in the Richmond – Or It’s a Scene from the Planet of the Apes Sequel?”

  1. Tom says:

    My experience with a similar parking situation in San Francisco is that nothing can be done about it.

    FROM the SFMTA:

    “First, Enforcement has never approved or condoned any resident to park immediately in front of one’s home or on the sidewalk.

    .. and blocking this area where the car is parked in an space called a “set-back”, again this is not within the jurisdiction of Parking & Traffic Enforcement, but by the Planning Department Code Enforcement Section. ”

    Enforcement Manager

    FROM the Planning Department:

    The Planning Department (which is separate from the Department of Building Inspection) does enforce the requirements of Planning Code Section 132, which prohibits unscreened parking within the required front setback (basically, in someone’s front yard). We have an active complaint on file for the subject property and issued a Notice of Complaint to the property owner.

    Please understand that we have limited enforcement resources and a substantial complaint backlog. We also do not have the ability to issue on-the-spot citations, so the enforcement process can be quite lengthy.

    Zoning Administrator

    Planning Department│City and County of San Francisco

    FROM the S.F. Fire Department:

    The SFFD is not the Authority Having Jurisdiction over the two-family dwelling referred to when they block or impede their front fire exit with an automobile because it is an R-3 occupancy. So, in this case, the SFFD can only “suggest” that the occupants do not block the fire exits.

    Fire Marshal
    San Francisco Fire Department


  2. sfcitizen says:

    Wow, looks like you’ve covered all the bases!

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