Since moving to the Nob Hill neighborhood over two years ago, I have always been irked by the lack of common sense and courtesy displayed by the drivers who own or frequent the businesses in a small office complex just off Bryn Mawr and Silver. Due to a driveway that is right in front of the complex, vehicles are parked in such a way that they literally block off the sidewalk. At times I have been forced to leave the sidewalk and walk into the street to navigate the obstacle the vehicles create. The blocking of the sidewalk is blatant and obvious, as noted in the pictures I took today, so if someone wants to plead ignorance, here is proof of just how ignorant they have to be. Normally, I curse the owners of the vehicles as I negotiate my way around their very nice, shiny vehicles and go my own way. I have contemplated writing a letter to the property owner to complain, but something tells me a letter from Joe Q. Public isn't going to be a cause for concern to these folks. But today was different.
As I approached the vehicle blocking off the entire sidewalk, I noticed a post-it note on the driver's window. It was a plea from someone else asking the driver to not block off the sidewalk, it is illegal to do so, and someone using a wheelchair would be restricted from using the sidewalk. (As if this thought never occurred to anyone over the last two years this has been going on.) I found myself wondering why the city has allowed this situation to continue all this time. Doesn't Nob Hill have a business association that keeps its pulse on the area? I mean, the pictures attached show parking lots available on both sides of the businesses, each with empty parking spots waiting to be used. The sidewalk is supposed to be for pedestrians. And in an area that places appearance at a premium, what about all those oil stains on the walk?
So, my fellow Duke City Fixers, if you know where I should report this, or to who, it would be greatly appreciated.