Yet for five years, L.A. leaders have allowed the practice to flourish , essentially turning much-needed green space into parking lots and forcing walkers to share the sidewalk with vehicles. Its time to start ticketing rogue parkers again and return the sidewalks to the public. This being Los Angeles, the reason for the parkway parking debacle is a combination of competing priorities, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays. In 2011, the city was facing several lawsuits accusing Los Angeles of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to maintain the sidewalks in a safe condition and by allowing people to park in driveway aprons the sloped space between the sidewalk and street potentially impeding disabled people trying to use the walkway. you can check hereIn response, the city began ticketing cars parked in the aprons. Residents were furious that their longstanding practice was suddenly unlawful. The City Council sided with the residents and directed the Department of Transportation to stop issuing tickets. But the order went further, applying to cars parked on the parkways, which the city defined as both the apron and the strip of land between the sidewalk and curb.
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