"Operation Chair Round Up" Underway

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If you've been using something to reserve your shoveled-out parking space, you may end up losing both your space and the item you were using to save it. Full Story
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PHL76

Abington, PA

#1 Feb 17, 2010
Good for the mayor of Reading. Now the city of Philadelphia needs to take a page out of Mayor McMahon's book, and start collecting the junk people are using to save their parking spots all around Philadelphia.
kfs

Rochester, PA

#2 Feb 17, 2010
I live in Pittsburgh and this is a crock. My neighborhood has on-street parking. It took me 3 days to completely shovel out and clean the spots where my 2 cars are parked. Of course I am putting a chair in the spot. Why would I leave it open so the idiots in the building next door who have not even shoveled their walk can park in my spot and I have to pull in over 2 weeks worth of snow and ice ruts that has never really been touched. If everyone else would get their butts outside and shovel out their spots then our street would be clean and we could go back to parking where-ever when-ever.
Not From Reading

Easton, PA

#3 Feb 17, 2010
I cannot believe that they are doing this! I am not from reading but I have on street parking and we spent hours clean out the spots so that we could park our cars. We own our home and pay taxes, I think that people should have the right to put something in the spot, if someone comes along and move’s it, o well life goes on. But for the city to do that!
Keith

Wilkes Barre, PA

#4 Feb 17, 2010
GOOD!!!!!!!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!
cynic

Reading, PA

#5 Feb 17, 2010
Great, now I don't have to wait for the annual electronics recycling to get rid of my unwanted tv, and I will save money too!
Only Here

Robesonia, PA

#6 Feb 17, 2010
Free trash pick up for Reading! What a waste of city employees and police. They have now been reduced to trash collectors! Way to go Tom! Try using that money to get rid of the snow then you wouldn't have to do this.
Stephen

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Feb 17, 2010
After I've spent an hour or more braking my back to move large amounts of snow, I don't want some lazy "I'll wait until later" couch potato to nicely drive into the spot I cleared.
Shelly_M

Washington, DC

#8 Feb 17, 2010
This is a great way for everyone to get free funiture.
nan5623

United States

#9 Feb 17, 2010
What?? I sure will not shovel MY spot so some lazy neighbor can take it.
Shelly_M

Washington, DC

#10 Feb 17, 2010
kfs wrote:
I live in Pittsburgh and this is a crock. My neighborhood has on-street parking. It took me 3 days to completely shovel out and clean the spots where my 2 cars are parked. Of course I am putting a chair in the spot. Why would I leave it open so the idiots in the building next door who have not even shoveled their walk can park in my spot and I have to pull in over 2 weeks worth of snow and ice ruts that has never really been touched. If everyone else would get their butts outside and shovel out their spots then our street would be clean and we could go back to parking where-ever when-ever.
Shoveling snow is good execise. Shoveling out a few more spaces never hurt anyone. If I lived there and needed a chair, I would take the one reserving the space.
Sir Laffs-a-Lott

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#11 Feb 17, 2010
The streets are public property, and NOT your personal fiefdom. I lived in Reading for many years and spent many hours digging out; after a while I realized it wasn't worth it. I also worked second shift, so very rarely was I able to find parking, in even the same block I lived in. STOP WHINING!
StopWhining81

United States

#12 Feb 17, 2010
I take it those of you who want your streets to look like a dump, becuase you're afraid your lazy neighbors will "steal" your spot, are surely capable of coming up with some way to make sure said neighbor's car has no way to get out of the stolen spot. There are countless ways to deal with stupid/inconsiderate people. C'mon, let's get creative, people.
jenna

Newark, NJ

#13 Feb 17, 2010
Shelly_M wrote:
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Shoveling snow is good execise. Shoveling out a few more spaces never hurt anyone. If I lived there and needed a chair, I would take the one reserving the space.
umm, actually shoveling snow is a common cause of heart attacks so shoveling snow has not only hurt, but killed some people
Concerned citizen

Altoona, PA

#14 Feb 17, 2010
I don't agree with this....I mean if people take the time to shovel their spot for their own car, then why should someone else be allowed to come along and just take it. It isn't fair to those who worked hard to get their spot.
Terrible F

United States

#15 Feb 17, 2010
I see both sides of the arguement. Where I used to live, people were like vulture with parking spots.I would dig my self out and by the time I got to the end of the street I saw people running out to move their cars in that spot just so they wouldn't have to shovel.

However, you are not entitled to that spot. i shoveled out a spot the other day and when I got home their was a chair in that spot from someone that didn't even shovel that spot. I threw the chair in the snow bank and parked my car there.

Take advantage of warm days and throw some snow in the streets and it will melt right away. It's a little extra work,but parking will get back to noraml a lot quicker. Just an idea
only fair

Dallas, TX

#16 Feb 17, 2010
If a person personally shovels and clears out a parking spot on city property due to lack of city equipment and manpower they should be able to reserve it.
carlos

Montgomeryville, PA

#17 Feb 17, 2010
yea but u rather have ppl take up two spots with one car....wat kind of shyt is that...the city rather worry bout chairs then removing snow from corners and bus stops so ppl can see pullin out.and so ppl can get on buses safely
Bill

Newark, NJ

#18 Feb 17, 2010
To solve this issue in our town, we had to move all the cars off the street and then the plows came in and plowed from curb to curb.
rjabronco

Cambridge, MA

#19 Feb 17, 2010
They tried this in Boston
1st - just public works
2nd - public works plus the cops
3rd - they gave up and state 72 hour limit
REY M

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Feb 17, 2010
Are the people running the city stupid or just plain stupid. First off the city has done a horrible job cleaning the streets, I think the people have done a better job on their own. On top of that the streets are so uneven especially in the south side of Reading, like Cotton Street where there are metal plates, ditches in the road and that makes it worse when the bad weather comes. Is it ever going to even out. Not to mention two way streets that are one ways now. The city isnt doing anything about it. And they can collect everyones trash because thats exactly what people are putting in the spots to save parking. So they take it and they will keep putting more trash to save their spots. How ridiculous is that!

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