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Old 04-16-2018, 08:34 AM   #16
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Not new to riding, nor the Bay Area. The picture you posted, I'd argue, is hardly representative of the majority of sidewalks in the Bay Area. Perhaps in more rural areas that aren't as densely populated. There are cities that are doing well (Mountain View and Burlingame come to mind) to make foot traffic easier, but for the most part sidewalks are already too narrow.

Maybe you are reminiscing of "the good old days."
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Old 05-25-2018, 01:16 PM   #17
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Not new to riding, nor the Bay Area. The picture you posted, I'd argue, is hardly representative of the majority of sidewalks in the Bay Area. Perhaps in more rural areas that aren't as densely populated. There are cities that are doing well (Mountain View and Burlingame come to mind) to make foot traffic easier, but for the most part sidewalks are already too narrow.

Maybe you are reminiscing of "the good old days."
Hardly representative? I do this all the time in OAK, usually between a tree and a trash can (read: fully out of the path of travel on the sidewalk). I also pass up on spots which would impede the passengers of a car from fully opening their doors. Examples on Grand Ave below.
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Old 05-25-2018, 01:21 PM   #18
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Or on Telegraph...
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Old 05-25-2018, 01:23 PM   #19
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Old 05-25-2018, 01:27 PM   #20
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or even on the "tiny impacted sidewalks of University ave in Palo Alto. Here's a shot of somewhere ive parked with my wheels actually off the curb, but kickstand on the curb...
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:38 AM   #21
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I will always try to find an empty parking spot and pay for it. But what about days when parking is free? For example...after 6pm or on a Sunday. Could I get in trouble for parking between cars? This is assuming that I have ample space that wouldn't impede the passengers of the cars I'm parked next to.

Sorry if the answer is obvious. I recently moved to the Bay Area and prior to that I rarely dealt with parking meters.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:33 AM   #22
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When I've gotten ticketed for parking in between cars in Oakland, this is why. It usually says on your ticket ("obstruction", or "failure to pay meter"...something like that.) They usually have a picture of your bike in front of an expired meter or blocking somebody in. Do you have something like that on your ticket?

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seems like 99% of street metered parking spaces in Oak are occupied with cars with disabled placards (legitimate or not) and because of the disabled placards : they don't need to pay, and / or don't have the posted time limits apply to them
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:06 PM   #23
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What happens if you pay for a full spot, keep your stub, and then get ticketed because some other chucklehead moto rider decides to share the spot you already paid for? Assuming still a ticketable event. Kinda sucks tho we have to have all this pay for parking baggage to deal with.
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I've noticed that they don't typically care who or how many are in the spot, as long as it doesn't read "expired" on the meter. My philosophy with motos has been that I pay for a few, and someone else pays for a few. Works to keep the cars out when there's more than one of us too. I've seen chuckleheads double park, get out of their car, move a bike, and then park in the spot with the bike. No joke. I've never seen someone move four bikes to do that.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:12 PM   #25
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I've noticed that they don't typically care who or how many are in the spot, as long as it doesn't read "expired" on the meter. My philosophy with motos has been that I pay for a few, and someone else pays for a few. Works to keep the cars out when there's more than one of us too. I've seen chuckleheads double park, get out of their car, move a bike, and then park in the spot with the bike. No joke. I've never seen someone move four bikes to do that.
Agreed. I've been riding for a year now and have found the riding community to be generous. The more, the merrier, just leave me a little room to get back on.
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