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Environmental-Ad4090 t1_jdl0zut wrote

They discriminate based on location.. I parked on my GFs street on the east side and was ticketed 4 months in a row meanwhile on the west side I have never been ticketed for parking on the street


pspetrini t1_jdleaa9 wrote

Fuck overnight parking bans.

Residents pay taxes to maintain the streets. Let them use them whenever they want.


darkjustice182 t1_jdls9z3 wrote

No traffic laws enforced over here next to twin oaks. I've talked to the traffic Sargeant and he was condescending and unprofessional. There are cars parked overnight, cars parked on sidewalks. Parked too close to stop signs and intersections. Some haven't even moved in months. The stop signs are a joke. Speed limits a joke.

I've been surrounded by a dozen massachusettes plates for years and no one has batted an eye. Must be 2-3 dozen permanently here within a square mile.


anatomicallycorrect- t1_jdm2qa5 wrote

People need to not park too close to the corners. I can't see when I'm pulling out in a lot of places and that is dangerous.


barsoapguy t1_jdl4xvk wrote

Gosh I wish they would ticket the people on the end of a thoroughfare used by school and city buses, people parking 30 feet infront of a stop sign AND next to a fire hydrant. The intersection has become so stressful I no longer want to use it (because you have to doge incoming traffic that’s coming down the street on their legal side. Mean yours is blocked by cars forcing you to cross the line into the other lane.


Lonely_Ad8983 t1_jdm0h6n wrote

Providence doesn't care , I had to call to get rid of an abandoned car across from my house. Not a single ticket . But good luck 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞


Status_Silver_5114 t1_jdmk7ia wrote

Yeah the rules don’t work in PVD - not enforced unless you call between 1-5am and they’ve never revisited the ⅔ majority to have no overnight parking since it was put in place? Our entire street has turned except For two houses - should there be a revisit every several years?


Beezlegrunk t1_jdmokeg wrote

What was the supposed rationale for limiting overnight parking in the first place …?


Status_Silver_5114 t1_jdmqvgg wrote

It was framed as giving people an option to on street park (which had previously been banned altogether) but then they let streets opt out on a street by street basis (except for ‘artery’ streets like Hope which you still can’t park on overnight but tbh that’s also spotty enforcement). And supposed to keep landlords from blacktopping their yards / which also didn’t stop. So the old “guest parking” for 5x a month if you called the PD and have them a heads up disappeared but basically most of The east side voted no anyway and I also don’t think the city got as many people opting in for stickers as they thought (if I remember correctly) so it also wasn’t a big Money maker for the city. They should just allow on street sticker parking across the board. This opt out If you happen to live on the street ten+ years ago when they voted was BS.


Beezlegrunk t1_jdmue4i wrote

Thanks for explaining the reasoning for allowing limited parking, but my poorly worded question was meant to ask why they restricted street parking in the first place? I’m not sure when it started, but it was already prohibited when I moved here …


listen_youse t1_jdn6dx5 wrote

When you could not be an outright "Sundown Town" anymore, the overnight parking ban was a next best thing. If you do not have the means to secure off street parking, we do not want you around.

Its most zealous supporters continue to be NIMBYs who find it a convenient weapon against neighbors in multifamily houses.


walkinsmall t1_jdo39ny wrote

This. The eastern side of the city is targeted but you’d be hard pressed to find anyone in western Cranston receiving a ticket for parking on their street overnight.


Content_Age_9278 t1_jdo31dk wrote

Hey there Beezlegrunk! I totally get what you are asking about the restrictions on street parking in Cranston. To my understanding, there may have been some issues in the past with traffic or safety concerns that prompted the city to enforce the restrictions. Also, it's possible that some residents in the area complained about too many cars parked on the street, so the city put those regulations in place to appease them. Regardless of the reasons, it's definitely a bummer that you can't park on the street overnight. But on the bright side, at least we have a council meeting going on soon where we can maybe voice our opinions and see if any changes can be made. Hope this helps and catch ya later!


Status_Silver_5114 t1_jdmvmbu wrote

I have no idea. My fam Who has lived here on and off for their whole lives couldn’t even recall!! I find it so odd - other cities work when people park on the street. Why are we pretending we’re like Norwood or suburban NJ (only other places I’ve seen it).


Beezlegrunk t1_jdnda8v wrote

I’ve never lived in a city that claimed to restrict overnight parking as Providence does, but I’ve lived in a bunch of cities that actually give tickets for (non-meter) parking violations, which PVD rarely seems to do.

If you park on the street-cleaning side of the street in other cities when you’re not supposed to, parking enforcement officers drive a block ahead of the street sweepers and will happily ticket you.

By contrast, the parking enforcement here (like so much else) is mostly performative, such that when someone actually does get a citation it’s a genuine surprise.

The capricious enforcement leads to cynicism and contempt for rules in general, which seeps into civic culture and people’s attitudes toward any kind of personal responsibility.

Fair but consistent enforcement is better than absent or sporadic enforcement …


Hellion102792 t1_jdvl0z5 wrote

If I recall the ban was lifted in 2012 and reintroduced in 2017, probably once they realized how much revenue they lost. Hope it goes away again.


darkjustice182 t1_jdo8j4o wrote

It's only a story because st germains husband got ticketed. I reached out to her, and her predecessor multiple times, about the massachusettes residents, the overflowing trash feeding the rats, the traffic laws, the 18 wheelers going through no truck zones breaking curbs and signs, about the police not helping.

Nothing has changed for the better in 8 years. I gave up on contacting the reps and police about anything.