The parking lot of our one and only DMV office gets locked up at night so that DMV customers have a place to park whenever enough DMV workers show up to actually open the joint.
But people love to use the lot after hours for two things:
1. Practicing the motorcycle turning test on the painted key you can see on the right; and
Turns out that you can’t roll any “wheeled conveyance” anywhere on California state propertah unless there’s an exception, per ”1209(a) CCR.” (Or rather 2 CCR 1209(a), to make things easier.)
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The funny thing is that this place is a haven for boarders. Where else are they going to find an unused parking lot in town?
(And the way I’m reading this, you can’t ride your bike through the parking lot neither. Oh well.)
All the deets:
“2 CCR § 1209
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 2, § 1209
Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 2. Administration
Division 2. Financial Operations
Chapter 3. Department of General Services
Subchapter 2. California State Police Division
§ 1209. Operation and Use of Bicycles, Rollerskates, Skateboards
, and Other Wheeled Conveyances.
(a) The riding, operation or use of bicycles, rollerskates, skateboards, tricycles, or other wheeled conveyances is prohibited on State buildings and grounds except as follows:
(1) That portion of Capitol Park known as the “Thirteenth Street Walk” and described as that portion of Thirteenth Street between L and N Streets.
(2) Wheeled conveyances used by handicapped persons.
(3) Rollerskating is permitted, from dusk to dawn, seven days a week, on paths, walks and driveways in that portion of the State Capitol grounds extending from 13th Street to 15th Street and from L Street to N Street.
(4) Rollerskating is permitted from 6 p.m. to dusk, Monday through Friday and from dawn to dusk on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays on the State Capitol grounds extending from 10th Street to 13th Street and from L Street to N Street.
In no event shall rollerskating be permitted upon the steps of the Capitol, or in the interior of the Capitol or in the interior of any other state building, or in the driveway extending from L and N Streets into the State Capitol Garage.
(b) The parking of bicycles on State buildings and grounds is prohibited except at designated bicycle parking racks or facilities established by the Department.
(c) Otherwise permissible riding or operation of wheeled conveyances under this section shall be prohibited if such conveyance is operated or ridden in a manner other than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for pedestrians, weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of the area’s grounds.
In no event shall a wheeled conveyance be operated or ridden at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.