Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Do it yourself no parking zones (taking "self-help" to new levels)

It's not hard to buy "official" looking street signs. You can buy them via the web.

The Los Angeles Times reports, in "Do-it-yourself parking bans in Malibu: The California Coastal Commission fights a losing battle against homeowners who post illegal 'No Parking' signs. Some look so official that even authorities are misled," about how beach property owners install "official looking" no parking signs on access roads to limit access to the beaches. Another issue is that California state law mandates public ownership and access to ocean beaches.
unreal parking signs, Malibu, CaliforniaA surfer is framed by street signs, a sign pointing to coastal access, and a pair of signs restricting public right of way and parking. According to the California Coastal Commission, many parking signs posted along the Malibu coastline are unauthorized and erected by property owners seeking to restrict public use of local beaches. Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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