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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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is it legal to park on the sidewalk in CA?

ok so i head out to the local mall and park right in front of the entrance (after having my bike [email protected]'d w/ at a supermarket parking lot ) and asked the security guard if its cool to park there. he said no its illegal and i later hit up the local target store and the same thing. i always see bikes parking on the sidewalk like that, w/ no citations. so is that legal?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 01:09 AM
 
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depends on who sees u-ive done it b4 with no consequence, or maybe a warning. idk the exact legality of it
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 01:09 AM
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Shopping centers are private property...so the managers of the center could probably call and have you cited if they really wanted to...but I would imagine that happens VERY rarely.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 01:23 AM
 
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I do it every where in sac. It just seems to me that since we are so overcrowded here ppl prefer me too do it so there are more spaces for the cars.
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since stores are private property doesn't the owner have to call the police to have you cited... what would be the point of doing that as an owner. The said motorcycle person is buying chit at your store.
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since stores are private property doesn't the owner have to call the police to have you cited... what would be the point of doing that as an owner. The said motorcycle person is buying chit at your store.

because ppl are turds, and they already have your money cuz you're in the store giving it to em as they cite you



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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 12:12 PM
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As a property manager myself I have to say, we do not allow parking on our sidewalks. We pay huge amounts of money for special paving stones and to keep our centers clean. To have motorcycles parked on our sidewalks, blocking traffic and dripping fluids is a BIG no no.

That said, we do provide areas for motorcycles to park, and have signs posting where you can and cant park, as well as security that will politely let you know you need to move.

However, if we have someone feels the need to flaunt our rules or be belligerent, I have no problem calling someone in to remove the bike from the premises since it is private property as well as issue a no trespassing warrant against said offender which my security officers have the authority to issue, I dont have to call the police and in any case, being private property they cant do anything other than issue a no trespass.

Being a biker myself, I try and be as lenient as possible, but we all have to remember to respect the property of others, and there are rules for a reason.
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i just wanna park somewhere where i know my bike is safe. yea, its more likely for someone to touch or even sit on it, but i'd rather have that than a car pull into it thinking theres its an empty space, or 2 dudes picking it up and throwing it in a minivan while its parked way out there (i just saw that vid).
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As a property manager myself I have to say, we do not allow parking on our sidewalks. We pay huge amounts of money for special paving stones and to keep our centers clean. To have motorcycles parked on our sidewalks, blocking traffic and dripping fluids is a BIG no no.

That said, we do provide areas for motorcycles to park, and have signs posting where you can and cant park, as well as security that will politely let you know you need to move.

However, if we have someone feels the need to flaunt our rules or be belligerent, I have no problem calling someone in to remove the bike from the premises since it is private property as well as issue a no trespassing warrant against said offender which my security officers have the authority to issue, I dont have to call the police and in any case, being private property they cant do anything other than issue a no trespass.

Being a biker myself, I try and be as lenient as possible, but we all have to remember to respect the property of others, and there are rules for a reason.
I see your point.
My thoughts... If there is special designated motorcycle parking (with concrete NOT asphault) then park there. If there is NO designated parking, park on the sidewalk etc where there IS concrete, unless told otherwise.

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I see your point.
My thoughts... If there is special designated motorcycle parking (with concrete NOT asphault) then park there. If there is NO designated parking, park on the sidewalk etc where there IS concrete, unless told otherwise.

reasonable, but remember, you should always carry a puck in your bike for those times you cant find concrete to park on, or you get stuck in dirt or something...
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-26-2007, 04:03 PM
 
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I tend to park in the Hatched areas next to parking spots right by the front of the store The Wal-mart here in Crestview, FL. actually have parking spots just for motorcycles now .
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 05:53 PM
 
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park were you want to till you get fined. i park in tathed/lined parts and never get i trouble.
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