I brought this illegal parking situation in Nob Hill to the public's attention on 7/10/12. The business owners and their customers use a driveway in the front of the building to drive up on the sidewalk and park in the shade. They do this knowing they are blocking the sidewalk from pedestrians, and more importantly, from those who are handicapped. A person in a wheelchair would be forced to go around the vehicles obstructing the sidewalk and into the street. The irony is that designated parking areas on both sides of the office complex were virtually empty.
Our councilman, Rey Garduno, was made aware of this situation, and took the steps to make sure the property owner was contacted and also made aware of the illegal parking taking place on his property. These photos taken this afternoon during an afternoon walk are proof that the businesses on the premises are not policing themselves. Here is a link to the first post that resulted in actions taken to correct this situation:
At this point it appears the only way to make sure pedestrians have unrestricted access to the sidewalk is to block off the driveway. I would recommend laying down some concrete bumpers the length of the driveway. The other alternative is to build a curb. Either way, I fail to see why we, the taxpayers, should have to pay to get this corrected. If people used common sense and extended common courtesy to others, this would not be an issue.