It seems like Shomrei has finally had enough.
From this week’s bulletin:
In the past few weeks, the parking situation and the parking lot situation as a whole, have become highly dangerous.
1. You may NOT park on the walkway to the modular building—this walkway is built for pedestrian traffic, not cars. The walkway has already begun to sink because people park their cars there—if this continues it will mean significant expense for the shul and we will hold those who park there accountable for the damage.
2. You may NOT park in spots designated for the shul’s professional staff during the hours between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.
3. You may ONLY park in designated spaces. That means: NO parking on the grass in front of, or on the side of, any buildings. If you park in undesignated areas, your car will be towed at your expense.
4. You may not make a U-turn on Greenspring Avenue. This is a highly dangerous and illegal practice.
5. The speed limit in the parking lot is 5-10 mph. Especially with the current parking situation, it is imperative that everyone be extra-cautious and drive extra-slowly.
For the safety of everyone, please comply with these regulations. Our neighbors on Greenspring, and the construction crew who arrive early each day to work on the building, have complained—please show by your actions that we are a group that is considerate, careful, and mentschlich.
Frankly, its about time. I’ve seen many near misses as well as cars parked in ways where every other car gets blocked in. Hopefully the threat of towing cars will work (I doubt it).