Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Flexcar Parking

Surely you've noted parking spots reserved for Flexcars -- there are a lot on campus as well as scattered around town in private parking lots. There are also about two dozen on Seattle streets (the signs say "carshare vehicles," not "Flexcar"). Turns out their legal status is iffy. Sure, the county contracted with Flexcar (to encourage transit use and reduce pollution) and the Seattle Department of Transportation paid for and erected the signs. But nobody amended the Seattle Municipal Code to say that using a spot is a ticketable (or towable) offense. Oops. This spot's reserved for Flexcar? Not exactly, Crosscut, Nov. 27, 2007.

Note: the UW spots are legit, and parking your own car there will get you a ticket.

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