Somebody's going to come home to a lot of tickets

Car parked badly at Jamaica Pond

Gary C. reports this car was originally parked when there were snowbanks along Perkins Street at Jamaica Pond - and hasn't moved since:

Move over buddy! Despite the snow banks having receded to the curb, this lone duck still sits in the middle of the bike lane at Jamaica Pond. The city has noticed and placed several tickets on his windshield.

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Classic example of Car Privilege

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Just put some tickets on it while it endangers thousands of people.

Can't, like, tow it or anything! Some driver might get mad!

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"endangers" thousands?

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Yes

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Thousands.

Every driver and cyclist who comes through there is endangered by this. They have to swerve around it.

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I noticed it as I rode my

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I noticed it as I rode my bike down Perkins this morning. Cars are going 40mph and I already have to watch out for parked cars opening doors, now this guy.

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I am on Perkins every morning

and I would estimate that there are a few thousand cars a day, at least. The back-up on Goddard/Perkins to the Jamaicaway goes way back into Brookline, and the back-up on Parkman can go as far back as Kelley Circle on the Arborway. It is the shortcut for people in South Brookline and the further suburbs, and a main way of getting to the Longwood medical area.

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No Perkins count

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But the Pond-Chestnut rotary to the north of it sees 17000 cars per day. (via here)

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Thanks

for that link. Does the DCR have anything similar? Probably not.

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That parking area

Should have a 4 hour limit or something. It's used by people for long term parking which removes one convenient area for people to park when they want to enjoy the pond or go to kids soccer games.

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The pond would be more

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The pond would be more enjoyable if there weren't cars whizzing by 20 feet away. Whoever decided to put streets that close to the pond should be put in the stocks. If they are dead then we'll have some digging to do.

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Right

I always forget that you hate people who aren't rich enough to live north of Forrest Hills, like folks who want to enjoy a gem of the Emerald Necklace and don't live pond side. What a sad toxic little mix of Louise Litton and a Bernie Bro...

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Look, car!

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Go fetch! Good boy!

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parking

there's free parking all over JP, creates tons of traffic

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woah woah

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we got a tough guy hea

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womp womp

We got an Anon that doesn't understand subtext.

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This happens all over the City

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There are cars in my street that have not moved since the last snowstorm. This is a form of space saving and is no different from placing s trash can in your parking spot.

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Why hasn't it been towed?

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Left front tire and part of the car are in the travel lane. Also 72 hours without moving is abandonment. Police can tow for any public safety reason. Time to get it out of there.

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I think the police are being nice

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There were formally two additional cars that were parked like this on this stretch, long after the snow banks had receded. The others must have visited their cars and moved them, but this guy still hasn't been back. He was parked like everyone else....it's just that everyone else didn't just park it and forget it.

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Being nice to the one person

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Being nice to the one person at the expense of many people. That's not good.

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Just wait until the next

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Just wait until the next plowable storm. That front end is gonna get whacked.

And yeah, it sucks that those partking spaces get used by long term parkers, rather than day visitors to the Pond. I suspect the car owners live in Brookline where they can't park on the street.

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If I were in charge, I'd tow

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If I were in charge, I'd tow the car into the adjacent legal parking space, and give them a $90 ticket for the standard cost of a tow. Problem solved.

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Follow-up

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Not sure where it went, but the car is not there this morning.

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Of course the most obvious question

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(and one I think we know the answer to) is "Why wasn't the road plowed all the way to the curb to begin with, so no lanes were blocked by snowbanks?"

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No snow emergency

so a lot of people park there overnight. I often see people walking up Chestnut St. from Brookline with shovels to get their cars out.

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But when there is a snow

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But when there is a snow emergency, do they bother to plow all the way to the curb?

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