Comment 36076

By frank (registered) | Posted December 07, 2009 at 13:43:33

If road classifcations were clearer this could be solved quite readily. You could make local roads able for parking in both directions or...make roads where two direction parking is allowed have a speed limit of something like 35. Two direction parking usually done on small residential streets where the road itself isn't even marked with a centreline (I've lived on Grant Ave and Jerome Cres. and that's the case in both circumstances) so you're technically not crossing into oncoming traffic. I'd much rather see a parking enforcement officer nab the idiot who parks with the front foot of his car in a parking zone with the remainder of his car in a no parking zone than the guy facing the wrong way on a street with very little traffic.

That being said, a law is a law. I have on occasion parked facing the wrong direction but I'm always uneasy about it. Maybe if our parking tickets cost as much as they do in places like Philly and they were enforced regularly it would make sense.

There is absolutely no excuse for parking the wrong direction on a one way street however nor is there one for driving in the wrong direction on a one way street. IMO, both of those tickets should be enforced the same way - driving the wrong way on a one way street.

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