Is It Cool to Save a Parking Spot in JP?

Chairs and other objects always pop up in shoveled-out spots after each snowstorm. Legally, there's no basis for it, but: is this a neighborhood rule where you live? Do you abide by the "he who dug it" code?


Police have responded to numerous reports this week of neighbors fighting over one of the city's 'hottest' post-blizzard commodities: on-street parking. 

While there's no legal basis for the practice, residents will often leave identifying markers in the parking spaces they've spent hours digging out. As the city's emergency lots closed Monday morning, though, some residents seemed to ignore the informal rule. 

Readers, we wanted to ask you: is this an unspoken rule in your neighborhood? Have you ever had a parking spot marker ignored? Taken another's space in a fit of desperation? 

Share your story and opinion with other readers in our comment section below.  

Zooloo February 14, 2013 at 06:17 PM
I am SO SADDENED that people think we need residential parking permits! They cause SO MANY HEADACHES!!! -Going to pick it up -finding a spot out of your neighborhood, but still in JP I TOTALLY AGREE that people should just put signs out saying when they will return. THEN people can gauge at where they can park. We DON'T need more government meddling! We can figure out a way and WORK IT OUT! THAT is what I love about JP!
Scott February 14, 2013 at 08:30 PM
LOL, the burden of picking up a sticker! SO BURDENSOME! We don't need more parking for real, legal residents and their properly registered vehicles, JP MUST be a parking lot for COMMUTERS and out-of-state STUDENTS living 20 to a house!
Scott February 14, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Ronald P Monroe February 17, 2013 at 02:30 PM
Last week I witnessed an enraged woman peel out, pull her car into a neighbor's driveway, get out of her car, grab a shovel and start shoveling snow all over the automobile and around the tires, rear and front of the car...in essence shoveling it in...presumably because this vehicle was in "her" space. This is absolutely wrong on so many levels. Personally, I have always respected when someone has saved their space. However, I have rarely participated in the practice myself.
deviant rascal February 18, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Just another reason not to drive. Jesus saves, but not just parking spaces..


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