How long should a shoveled out place be honored?

Seen enough of the Lawn Chairs in the street?
Nothing hurts more than to shovel out the car - then to have someone else take the spot.  It hurts more when someone takes that spot and took no effort to clean where they were parked in. Common Courtesy or just plain rude ?

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Just a Medford Guy January 09, 2014 at 06:34 PM
Thanks to all for the feedback. Looks like we have both sides of the issue out there. There is no simple answer, and every neighborhood is different. In my humble opinion, I think there should be a courtesy consideration for a few days to those who shovel out a spot. Then again, I mean they "really shovel out the spot" - both front and back - and not just clear the snow off the car and leave the remnants in the street/sidewalk. Let's be truthful - there are inconsiderate people out there that just don't care. Point in fact: My neighborhood has a landscaping company running out of their home on a residential street (illegal). They have a pick-up truck with a plow attached parked in the same space for days on end (not even in their driveway). When they leave to plow for a storm - or run out for something, they put a car in the spot to "hold it". They don't even have the courtesy to plow out the 5 spaces available for other cars (and they have at least 5 cars in that household). For me, I have a snowblower and I make sure I get both my neighbors sidewalks for at least a good clear path (I live on a corner) especially during a weekday and they are at work. That's just me being a good neighbor.
Shaun Macdonald February 06, 2014 at 09:26 AM
does anyone know how many days you get to keep a parking spot on street if you shoveled your car out,i think its 3 days,im just not sure,thx
Rooboo February 06, 2014 at 01:18 PM
No days.
Ron Swanson February 08, 2014 at 11:16 PM
Shaun, if you mean how long you can keep a car in the same spot without moving, 2 days.
raymay February 12, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Re leaving markers in empty spaces: I witnessed one of my neighbors laying claim to a spot that I had shoveled out with an orange cone. It's not that I wanted the spot, it's that I had shoveled it out and therefore according to this forum I should be able to make the decision whether to cone it or not. How many people are reserving spots they didn't actually shovel??


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