Narrow streets, narrow sidewalks and parking

skinny sidewalks for narrow streets. Most have these upside down U shaped poles to (I thought) prevent people from parking half their cars on the sidewalk.

Of course that doesn’t stop motorcyclist’s from using them and blocking the side walk.

Then I discovered that some of them are actually just inset into pipe holders cemented in the sidewalks and locked with a padlock. This enables the “owner’ to unlock and then remove the upside down U pipe so that can half park their car!!! Again rendering the sidewalk unwalkable.

I’m sure it’s not legal. But there are more cars than there are street parking spaces. For that matter than there are parking lots. So you can understand why it happens.

But that means everyone just walks mostly in the streets on these narrower roads.

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