Neighbors have been battling with some parking issues over the last few weekends along Lineberry Drive, particularly near the intersection at Trailwood Drive. Residents believe the cars parking in the No Parking Zones are overflow from University Village and University Woods. The violators are getting citations from Raleigh Police Department to the tune of $25.00 a pop!
Here is a clear example of a car parked in the No Parking Zone on Lineberry Drive. (The vehicle is also parked in the wrong direction on a double-yellow line – you are supposed to park in the same direction of traffic flow.)
The Lineberry Alliance plans on contacting the management of University Village (owned by The Preiss Company) to see what idea’s they have to resolve these parking problems. Options on the table are converting the No Parking area to a Tow-Away Zone, increased enforcement, modification to the parking policy on the property or some other creative idea. Pending the outcome of this meeting, a request for City Council to take action may be in order. Obviously, the current enforcement is not having an impact on motorists. Even though, tickets are being handed out. See for yourself:
Until the parking problems go away completely, residents in surrounding neighborhoods continue to call 911 to report no parking violations. (Yes, even though this is not an “emergency” this is how Raleigh Police get calls into their dispatch system.)
Hey – I live in University Village or University Woods, why can’t I park on Lineberry? The obvious answer is that this is a No Parking Zone. The other major reason is that this is a huge safety concern. Yes, believe it or not, the people that live in the neighborhoods along Lineberry Drive actually care about the safety for everyone in this area.
It’s All About Safety – When cars park in the no parking zones on Lineberry Drive, it creates unsafe conditions for all motorists. Lineberry Drive is very curvy, cars parked in the street can cause motorists to swerve. Also, cars parked near intersections create blind spots. Cars parking in the bus zone and near fire hydrants, no comment.