January 9, 2010
SFMTA Flyers - use or not?
download and post on cars parked on sidewalks, in driveways, red zones, on abandoned cars, etc. However, this is not something we at the SFDSP recommend. It is misguided to ask private citizens to do the SFMTA's job. Unlike DPT officers, you do not have a mandate or right to enforce parking laws, or to post signs or tickets on anyone's vehicle. The SFDSP recommends not to confront sidewalk parkers in person. It may go well and end in a satisfactory resolution, but it may not (and many people are awfully touchy about their cars and their misguided views of their "rights" to block the sidewalk). It is best to err on the side of caution and let the authorities deal with the problem. As a general policy, never touch any vehicles, and it is certainly not recommended to get into an argument with anyone. The bottom line: it's best to call in sidewalk parkers (and other offenses), and get MTA to do what is their job -- enforcing parking laws.