Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. I live off of Threadneedle Street in the valley and almost every day for the last couple of months one house (I believe the number is 8184) on Threadneetle has had cars parked on the street. They are there over night, during the day, in the evenings- you name it. A lot of the time there is space for the car(s) that are parked on the street in the driveway of that house. It has become rather irritating because of how often cars are parked there and block traffic. It wouldn't be such a big deal if they were only there once in awhile but they are there EVERY DAY of the week. I was wondering what the legality of parking ON the street is? Can/should I call this in to JPD's non-emergency line?
Dear Juneau Resident,
Both a Community Service Officer and a Patrol Officer have been to that area yesterday and today. They found that the cars along the street were legally parked since there are no signs prohibiting parking and cars were parked where a curb would be if the street had a curb.
I understand your irritation with how narrow the road becomes when cars are parked along the side of the street. The situation is much worse downtown with some streets near the federal building requiring people to yield at the end of the block and take turns going one at a time because of cars parked on both sides of the road.
There is no legal requirement that cars use driveway space before legal spaces along the road. There is a rule against storing cars on a city street so if a car isn't moving for days, that is worth calling in on the non-emergency line. If you want to get an area posted as 'No Parking' you will need to start the political ball rolling. Your first call should be to the city streets division, 586-5256, if that is the route you want to take.