just a venting session here but perhaps someone can tell me if they've experienced this before.
So i live in a building. a nice building on a busy street corner with a nice little residential area behind it. So there is limited parking infront of my building for those poor saps that didn't get a parking spot when they bought a suite in said building - like me.
One friggin day I park on MY block, on MY street, 4 houses away from my building because there is NO PARKING available directly infront. That next morning I also decide, wow, the weather is decent, I'll "go green" and be nice to the environment (seriously) and cycle to work.
One of my nice little nasty no holiday spirit neighbours decides they don't like my car infront of their house and gets me ticketed. This street has NO SIGNS that say "permit only" or "no parking" or no nothing at all. The ticket bylaw says that I was parked for more than 3 hours between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
I appreciate the fact that I possibly put my car infront of mrs johnsons house and she needs a cane and can't maneuver down the street or someone really really needs that spot since they . . . gee, really really need that spot cuz they're an asshole? I think a note on my car from that home owner saying something like "hey, nice to meet you neighbour but would you please park somewhere else or I will have you ticketed?" would suffice. I LIVE 4 HOUSES away, I would have LIKED to park infront of my building but couldn't and now it's like if people park infront of my building . . . . .WHERE THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO PARK?
So do they expect me to (a) circle the building until a spot opens up or (b) get up super early and try to move my car to a spot NOT INFRONT OF ANYONE's HOUSE or (c) just drive myself to work and kill some more trees.
according to this bylaw, ANYONE can call and complain about a vehicle parked for more than 3 hours and it's fair game. Can I dispute this and WIN? If this is not the case, that homeowner is getting a nasty flaming bag of dog shit on their front porch and on their car.
So if indeed I am in the wrong, can you suggest where I would park my car from now on? If it's not infront of the asshole's house, it's infront of someone elses house. suggestions?