An occasional series featuring parking problems from a pedestrian and cyclist viewpoint.
What: A car parked partially in a private driveway, completely blocking a sidewalk and preventing normal use of a bus stop.
Where: 400-block Obed Ave.
When: December 15, 2013. 11:52 a.m.
Comment: Drivers are pedestrians too, and should know that sidewalks are often used for walking. It’s also a common sense part of living in an urban environment that normal bus stop use involves passengers boarding through the front doors near the bus stop sign. The only explanation I can think of for parking this way is driver selfishness–it probably seemed like too much trouble to have other cars in the driveway moved to create sufficient space, or to find nearby on-street parking and use the sidewalk for its intended purpose.