Permit needed to park on your own street!

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  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy Administrator

    City to assist affected residents ahead of parking permit pilot project
    By Sara Mattison Published: March 21, 2017, 5:24 pm Updated: March 21, 2017, 7:22 pm

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    KHON2 first told you last week about a pilot project to address the parking crunch in a portion of Kalihi Valley.

    The restricted parking zone (RPZ) pilot project starts on April 1, and only affects residents on Alu, Jennie, and Wilson streets.

    Each household along those streets will be allowed up to two permits for themselves, and another two permits for guests.

    The permits, which would need to be hung from a vehicle’s rear-view mirror and clearly visible, would allow them to park on the street between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. every day.

    For now, no one has to pay for the permits, and there will be a one-hour grace period to accommodate short visits, delivery and service vehicles.

    Click here to view the full notice, conditions, and permit application.

    State Sen. Donna Mercado Kim helped with the project, which is in her district. She told KHON2 homeowners supported the idea of requiring permits to park in the neighborhood.

    “It’s gotten so bad that they wanted some relief, because they can’t even put one car out there at this point in time,” Kim explained.

    Phase one of the project lasts for 30 days, after which the program will be evaluated and phase two will begin.

    We spoke with several residents in the neighborhood Tuesday. Some weren’t aware of the pilot project, while others were but said they didn’t know the specifics or did not receive a notice in the mail.

    So what’s being done to ensure all residents are aware of the upcoming changes and have the proper permits?

    The city Department of Transportation Services says staff will be stationed along Alu Street this Saturday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., to help residents apply for permits. On that day, residents can get their permits in person. Otherwise, they’ll get it in the mail.

    We asked Kim, will four permits per household be enough?

    “That is something we had to compromise on, because when we counted all the residents, and you count two per, there’s still not going to be enough on the street for all of those permits,” Kim replied.

    Are there any concerns about permits being stolen out of cars?

    “There’s all of those possibilities, so we don’t know what the extent would be, but if you break into somebody’s car and you take their permit that is registered to them and you get caught, you not only get caught for stealing a permit, you’re going to get caught for breaking and entering into somebody’s vehicle, so I doubt that is going to be worth their while,” Kim said.

    Police will be monitoring the area during the pilot project, and we’re told parking restrictions will be enforced if they receive complaints, which means violators could be ticketed and/or towed.
     
  2. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    They started the pilot project because people from outside the area were hogging all the parking and the people living on the street couldn't park.
     
  3. Humble Soul

    Humble Soul New Member

    This is exactly the case on my street. People park there during the day and walk/bus to work or school. Plenty parking in the evening after they all leave though.
     
  4. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah these cars stay all night and sometimes all week or month. They park their "extra" car on the street across the highway and park their daily driver in the housing.
     
  5. Grumpy

    Grumpy Administrator

    Hopefully, this permit system will alleviate the problem. However, I am not confident as you need to file a complaint for HPD to come.
     
  6. Humble Soul

    Humble Soul New Member

    lol last year I went to Kaua'i for a few days and left my truck parked in front of my house. When I got back there was an abandoned vehicle notice and chalk marks on my tires hahaha.
     
  7. Grumpy

    Grumpy Administrator

    That means one of your neighbors complained. Are tags and safety current?
     
  8. Humble Soul

    Humble Soul New Member

    the tags were current and not expired. At first I thought it was a neighbor, but everyone around here are old and don't care much. Called a number on the paper and lady said they do random checks or something.
     
  9. NickT

    NickT Member

    Unrelated but some asshole abandoned a shitty old car in front of my house a few years ago. Fukker parked it within like 2 feet of our driveway.

    One day while day drinking we were messing around and realized it was unlocked. We pushed it up a few feet to clear our driveway.

    One night a few months later (that car sat in front of our house for at least 6 months) me and my buddies come home hammered drunk.
    A rival fraternity house is down the block (down hill) and over one block. Someone got in, put it in neutral, we rolled it down the hill and pushed it onto their sidewalk.
    Jammed it perfectly between a light post and a utility pole IIRC, put on the e-brake and locked the doors.

    Couple days later they got it towed and it left skid marks on the sidewalk lolol.

    A weekend or two later me and another buddy are talking to someone who lived in that house and he's bitching about how someone parked a car on their sidewalk. Me and my buddy are biting our tongues trying not to laugh while empathizing "Oh man I saw that, that's stupid as f***!"

    Wish I still had pics of it.
     
  10. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    Nah I'm sure that sector will have to make regular checks and report results and enforcement since this is a "pilot" project.
     
  11. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    When I was in highschool one of my friends was going to have a "Social Party" at his father's shop so we were all there cleaning up the warehouse. The secretary comes running in the warehouse yelling in an excited voice telling his father "hey somebody just dumped a car in our driveway!" so we all run out looking around saying "where! where!" but only had my friends car in the driveway. The funny part was that my friends cousin gave him an old 69 Chevelle and we had the rear window out to fix the rust on the rear deck and the secretary thought someone had dumped it there when in fact it was the bosses son's car. Buwaaah ha ha ha! We all couldn't stop laughing!
     

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