City parking enforcement officers will begin ticketing motorists who park their vehicles on parkways — that strip of public land between the curb and sidewalk — beginning Monday, Aug 14.
The L.A. Department of Transportation will start issuing the $68 tickets after it had suspended enforcement against parkway parkers for several years. Many drivers in parking-challenged neighborhoods took advantage of the situation, blocking parkways and sidewalks without fearing a penalty as the city figured out a way to address lawsuits claiming it had violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.
In addition to vehicles left on parkways, the lawsuits also targeted parking in “driveway aprons,” which is that sloping section of pavement between the street and sidewalk.
Under the new law, parking on the parkway is never allowed. However, motorists can still park in the driveway apron (see the diagram below) if their vehicle does not protrude into the sidewalk or the street. Also, the ordinance “does not prohibit parking parallel in front of your own driveway,” said LADOT spokesman Bruce Gillman.
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