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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Shared Parks Quality of Life

Park Shareability

The Erie Police Department has been made aware of a significant increase in what is considered less than respectful park usage. Not only does inconsiderate behavior impact the quality of the experience for users, but it also jeopardizes safety.  

If you happen to frequent our treasured amenities when parking and access is stretched during an event, weekday sports practice, or weekend game, here are some ways you can promote shareability for all with safety in mind:   

  • Avoid blocking fire hydrant, crosswalk, driveway, and sidewalk access when parking. 
  • Be mindful of any limited visibility while backing out of driveways or navigating corners that your parking may cause. 
  • Obstructing views of pedestrians on crosswalks is dangerous. 
  • Consider decreasing speeds when activity increases. 
  • Refrain from stopping vehicles in the middle of the road to drop off and pick up. 
  • Place trash and debris in receptacles so they don’t become hazards left in the street and park. 
  • Avoid emitting air pollution. Do not unnecessarily idle vehicles when in a shared space. 
  • It's courteous to allow parking for any guests of homeowners. 
  • Be aware of any potential noises which would interfere with a nearby homeowner’s quality of life (airhorns, radios, idling vehicles, etc.). 

In the meantime, expect to see officers providing directed enforcement in these areas educating speeders and parking violators. This includes those who block, or park too close to fire hydrants (15 feet), driveways (5 feet), and crosswalks (20 feet). Violations of these, or any other parking laws addressed in MTC-1204 could result in a parking ticket and fine and/or the offending vehicle being towed. 

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  • During certain events, incidents, crash scenes, or emergencies, officers may provide traffic control. The PD is not available to provide extra-duty traffic enforcement. Oftentimes, large-scale events do hire security officers for that purpose. 
  • The Erie Police Department can, by request, initiate the use of a speed traffic trailer. At the discretion of the Traffic Sergeant, and upon availability, the unit may be deployed at a location for up to two weeks. For more, call 303-441-4444. 

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