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"night parking on resid str - commercial veh" DOT rules are interesting. Street Storage of commercial vehicles prohibited: When not otherwise RESTRICTED, no person shall park a commercialvehicle in any area, including a residential area, in excess of THREE HOURS. Next: Nighttime parking of commercial vehicles prohibited: No person shall park a commercial vehicle on a residential street... this goes on to say the affirmative defense is demonstrating "actively engaged in business" SO, it seems to me that PARKING ANYWHERE at night is not allowed, unless the truck is doing more than just sitting. I'm waiting for clarification from DOT on this, but IMO these regs are improperly applied... see Title 34,4-08, (5) and (6)
How are they improperly applied? The truck is a commercial vehicle and was parked on the street overnight.
3 hours, v. overnight.
residential, v. anywhere...
The fact that there are two separate rules which, in essence, say the same thing: commercial parking is subject to restrictions, leads to confusion.
We have a battle with enforcement in our neighborhood: it seems overnight parking is allowed in areas that are M zoned, but it's not. Or where the middle of the street is the dividing line between M & R zones, but it's not. Or where the trailer is unhitched from the cab and the asphalt is protected, except that the trailer must be connected to allow movement . . . anyway, I'm waiting for clarification, as I said. Mixed use districts are an exercise in insanity. I've already asked about the much-vaunted "design standards" - No one has considered required turning radii for new wharehouses; a 50' wide street, 53' trailers backing in (yeah, I know - but there's no enforcement) - and residents are getting busted sidewalk tickets because the trucks back over their sidewalks to get into ICAP-funded buildings, then leave their diesel engines running overnight, claiming refrigerated loads and inability to use power from the building for colling... aaargh. rant over.
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