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There is so much wrong with this parking job, the least of which is the sidewalk being blocked for able pedestrians, elderly people, strollers, and kids riding their bikes. Even worse, notice the sign the pedicab is locked to and the fact the the pedicab is parked completely IN the handicap spot. How is a handicap person supposed to maneuver around this bike? What if they need to get to the passenger side? What if they are in a wheel chair that needs to be put in the trunk?  If anyone knows this person, kindly inform them of how their actions affect others who are less fortunate than them. There are deer antlers affixed to the handlebars, if that helps you identify the owner of the pedicab. Also, it should be noted about 20 feet away, the sidewalk is much larger and can accommodate a pedicab parked on the sidewalk affixed to a pole there.

As someone with a handicap mother and who once had a temporary handicap placard myself, when I see complete disregard for handicap spaces, it really upsets me. The owner of the space last week affixed a sign to both polls, asking cyclists to not lock their bikes to these polls and to please be considerate given the circumstances. Thus, I think it's safe to assume the person with the pedi-cab is not affiliated with the owner of the handicap spot.  

Thank you for any help that you can provide.

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I would call 311 and see if the City can remove this bike. That's disgusting. Is there no other marking on the cab identifying the company?

In the sign the owners posted last week, they said they would cut it off themselves. Now whether that is an empty threat, I don't know. I'll check to see for any markings.

Did someone still need a picture of a sucker pole?  No cutting needed to remove that thing.  If it's been there a few days it could also be stolen/abandoned.

Here are more pictures.  The only identifier I saw was well worn, but appears to read "Street Pedi Cabs, Inc."

[asking cyclists to not lock their bikes to these polls and to please be considerate given the circumstances]

 

Strange how the sign went from polite and courteous to hostile in about three posts.
 
milesperhour said:

In the sign the owners posted last week, they said they would cut it off themselves. Now whether that is an empty threat, I don't know. I'll check to see for any markings.

I wouldn't say their tone was hostile at all and that is not a conclusion that should be drawn. It's just that if a bike is continually in the way, they will need to cut the lock. It was written very nicely. None of that still makes what the pedicabber did okay.

Also, it should be noted about 20 feet away, the sidewalk is much larger and can accommodate a pedicab parked on the sidewalk affixed to a pole there.

I assume you're talking about south of the alley? Sure, it's wider, but I don't see any poles there (the Google Street View is from 2011 though...)

Since you're playing detective, here you go.  It's about 20 steps away rather than feet. My apologies.  The second building in, is where it is currently parked.  There are also bike stands just up the block at Archie's too, with plenty of sidewalk space. Even if there weren't alternate spaces, it doesn't justify parking in a handicap spot. I'm not here to argue.  If you know the owner then just mention to them, "hey, it's not cool."

Blocking the sidewalk is ridiculous. What about people in wheelchairs?

After reading the lovely spread of "individuality" strewn across the back of the seat, I would assume the owner DGAF.  Which is sad, but then again I personally have yet to meet a pedi-cabber that wasn't a series of bad words I'd rather not bother posting.

Tominator said:

Blocking the sidewalk is ridiculous. What about people in wheelchairs?

Just to reiterate Chitown_Mike's point:

I'm going to assume he or she truly don't... Gargle After Frisbee...

Chitown_Mike said:

After reading the lovely spread of "individuality" strewn across the back of the seat, I would assume the owner DGAF.  Which is sad, but then again I personally have yet to meet a pedi-cabber that wasn't a series of bad words I'd rather not bother posting.

Tominator said:

Blocking the sidewalk is ridiculous. What about people in wheelchairs?

Unless I missed some key information here, it looks to me like your intent is to publicly shame the owner of this pedicab, not just to find them and communicate to them "hey, that's not cool."

Otherwise-- why in the world would you not just leave a note directly on the bike?
 
milesperhour said:

Since you're playing detective, here you go.  It's about 20 steps away rather than feet. My apologies.  The second building in, is where it is currently parked.  There are also bike stands just up the block at Archie's too, with plenty of sidewalk space. Even if there weren't alternate spaces, it doesn't justify parking in a handicap spot. I'm not here to argue.  If you know the owner then just mention to them, "hey, it's not cool."

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