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A Ticket For Parallel Parking Over the Line? Really?
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by Menlo Park Shopper, another community,
on Sep 9, 2018
I live in Palo Alto but am in Menlo Park weekly (at least) to run errands (i.e. spend money in Menlo Park). Last week I parallel parked before doing my shopping and was surprised to find a $45 ticket on my windshield when I returned - for parking a bit over the white line that denotes parking spaces in downtown Menlo Park. Why did I do this? Because the car parallel parked behind me was also over the line - in other words, I had no choice. I had always thought this is how parallel parking works in downtown areas. Anyway, I submitted a photo to the police department, to no avail. I've paid the fine but am left with a sour taste in my mouth - don't think I'll be returning anytime soon. Posting in case downtown merchants care about this.