‘Sidewalks are for pedestrians’: Hamilton officer tweets photo of inconsiderate parking job

Published January 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm

“Heads up, you’re not doing anyone a favour by parking like this,” is how the tweet begins.

The photo was posted by a parking officer for the City of Hamilton. It shows a black vehicle parked while the rear blocks the sidewalk despite plenty of room to park on the street.

“It may leave an extra spot on the road for another car but now you’re forcing pedestrians off the sidewalk and into the middle of the street,” tweeted PCO A. Griese @HamOntParking, who added the hashtag #beconsiderate. “Sidewalks are for pedestrians not cars.”

As per the Zoning By-law 05-200, parking on or over sidewalks or on a boulevard between the sidewalk and roadway is not permitted. Vehicles should be parked on a driveway or on the street where permitted.

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