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    Hill of Life On Street Parking RIP

    Hmmmm. I've parked here before. And changed out sweaty clothes here. Yes it fills up but empties out at dark mostly. Guess it was just a matter of time.


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    The neighborhood went to city council several years ago to try to have the entrance shut down entirely. I'm sure there are PLENTY of issues, but that is certainly a price to pay for having a crown jewel of a park down the street.

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    "It's not just the lack of parking, but the weekend crowd Savino says litters on people's lawns and fails to pick up after their dogs."

    Sigh.
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    I don't know if the situation has gotten worse out there, but I've never had a problem parking directly on Scottish Woods Trail. I probably have not gone out there on weekends very often, though. I have never parked on Shannon Oaks Trail, but looking at the street view of it there seems to be plenty of parking for residents in their driveways. I love how they've trotted out the "save the children!" argument.

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    I can understand both sides.

    its a public road paid for by tax dollars, and the home owners dont own that piece of road, so people should rightfully be able to park there.

    but if I had an amazing beautiful home I wouldnt want a bunch of partying douche bags and everyone else and their mom constantly parking in front of my house. the people traffic would get old for me really fast.

    last year we parked there and as we were walking to the HOL entrance, a car FULL of younger people in their early 20's parked literally blocking off one of the homeowners' driveways. I said he should move his car because that homeowner wouldnt be able to get in or out of their own driveway. he basically brushed me off and ignored what I was saying. they got out and walked away to the greenbelt. I stuck around, called 311 and had him towed. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    "It's not just the lack of parking, but the weekend crowd Savino says litters on people's lawns and fails to pick up after their dogs."

    Sigh.
    As a dog owner that walks my dog daily, nothing irritates me more than people who don't pick up after their dogs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seths Pool View Post
    I can understand both sides.

    its a public road paid for by tax dollars, and the home owners dont own that piece of road, so people should rightfully be able to park there.

    but if I had an amazing beautiful home I wouldnt want a bunch of partying douche bags and everyone else and their mom constantly parking in front of my house. the people traffic would get old for me really fast.

    last year we parked there and as we were walking to the HOL entrance, a car FULL of younger people in their early 20's parked literally blocking off one of the homeowners' driveways. I said he should move his car because that homeowner wouldnt be able to get in or out of their own driveway. he basically brushed me off and ignored what I was saying. they got out and walked away to the greenbelt. I stuck around, called 311 and had him towed. LOL
    I'm glad we have a truck, let's just say that douche's car would no longer be blocking my driveway, but your way was much more expensive haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSlow View Post
    As a dog owner that walks my dog daily, nothing irritates me more than people who don't pick up after their dogs.



    I'm glad we have a truck, let's just say that douche's car would no longer be blocking my driveway, but your way was much more expensive haha.
    It's turned into a shitshow down there on weekends. I stopped weeks ago before the dam and watched a drunk redneck family get up and literally leave a pile of Whataburger and budlight cans on the bank and began they're walk out with leashless pitbull. It's sad like the crying Indian commercial from the 70's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel Bart View Post
    It's turned into a shitshow down there on weekends. I stopped weeks ago before the dam and watched a drunk redneck family get up and literally leave a pile of Whataburger and budlight cans on the bank and began they're walk out with leashless pitbull. It's sad like the crying Indian commercial from the 70's.
    What the city needs is to institute drone patrols. That would be awesome. Target the drunk litterbugs at the creek, follow them to their cars, send tickets in the mail. Could be a potential gold mine. Actually, even just signage at the entrance might be a deterrant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seths Pool View Post
    last year we parked there and as we were walking to the HOL entrance, a car FULL of younger people in their early 20's parked literally blocking off one of the homeowners' driveways. I said he should move his car because that homeowner wouldnt be able to get in or out of their own driveway. he basically brushed me off and ignored what I was saying. they got out and walked away to the greenbelt. I stuck around, called 311 and had him towed. LOL
    Nice.

    I sometimes see people do that kind of crap with handicap parking. I'll know what to do next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingAgain View Post
    Nice.

    I sometimes see people do that kind of crap with handicap parking. I'll know what to do next time.
    well you never know what the story is with someone parking in a handicap spot. so be careful with that one. maybe they dont have their handicap tag or whatever. it would really suck to have someones car towed that actually deserved to park in a handicap spot because you dont know the whole story. this was more of an example of blatant disregard and disrespect which is why I had their shit towed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seths Pool View Post
    I can understand both sides.

    its a public road paid for by tax dollars, and the home owners dont own that piece of road, so people should rightfully be able to park there.

    but if I had an amazing beautiful home I wouldnt want a bunch of partying douche bags and everyone else and their mom constantly parking in front of my house. the people traffic would get old for me really fast.

    last year we parked there and as we were walking to the HOL entrance, a car FULL of younger people in their early 20's parked literally blocking off one of the homeowners' driveways. I said he should move his car because that homeowner wouldnt be able to get in or out of their own driveway. he basically brushed me off and ignored what I was saying. they got out and walked away to the greenbelt. I stuck around, called 311 and had him towed. LOL
    Mmmmhmmm....seems like something a fattie would do.
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    The last time I was there it was bad. The entire street was lined with cars and there were many unleashed dogs and bros with backpack coolers and bluetooth speakers blaring noise. In some ways the homeowners should have known what they were signing up for when they bought a house down the street from a trailhead to the greenbelt, but if I lived there I would hate dealing with the flood of millennials.

    I'm probably never going back there in the afternoon. It's still nice there in the mornings. Trade out the college kids for fitness junkies and granola families taking their kids hiking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtariAge View Post
    I love how they've trotted out the "save the children!" argument.
    Notice how they didn't interview the boys that saw the topless woman. "That was the best day of my life! More street parking!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    Notice how they didn't interview the boys that saw the topless woman. "That was the best day of my life! More street parking!!"
    God forbid someone see a half-naked human.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teamsloan View Post
    The last time I was there it was bad. The entire street was lined with cars and there were many unleashed dogs and bros with backpack coolers and bluetooth speakers blaring noise. In some ways the homeowners should have known what they were signing up for when they bought a house down the street from a trailhead to the greenbelt, but if I lived there I would hate dealing with the flood of millennials.

    I'm probably never going back there in the afternoon. It's still nice there in the mornings. Trade out the college kids for fitness junkies and granola families taking their kids hiking.
    In the homeowners defense, if they bought pre-2012 (when I define the New Millenial Austin to have started) it surely wasn't as bad.

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    Where are the park police? Have the owners petitioned APD or PARD to get patrols in the area? The city could rake in fines and put a stop to that behavior if they put the manpower i to enforcing laws there.
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    I get this. We have a bunch of entrances in our neighborhood and they're slowly becoming more well-known. I can surely see how these folks couldn't have foreseen the Parade Of Douchebags their front lawns would become by 2018.

    We have one entrance that a few of these type GB users have found, and the homes near there endure a rash of silliness that boggles the mind - particularly for the minimal amount of traffic they endure relative to the rest of the GB. Racket at all hours, abandoned cars for weeks, drunk dudes changing and using the restroom in their yards and oodles of trash, beer cans, used toilet paper, etc. I'd estimate that the traffic at this entrance is 1/50 of what the HOL sees and it's still a nightmare for the few folks that live nearby.

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    Yep. Live in the same area as 512 and know first hand what happens. People throw the empties and trash under the car before they leave, ends up to be the neighborhood trash pickup. I've never heard a complaint about mountain bikers though.

    Call APD? They're understaffed and won't bother coming out to SW Austin unless there is someone planting packages near the sidewalk. In the last year, I've had a hit and run in my car ($5400 damage), a crazy guy denting the fender of my truck in the middle of the night with his fist, and two noise complaints. What did I receive for my tax dollars; -case numbers. No follow-ups, APD has bigger fish to fry. It's a free-for-all in certain areas of Austin at the moment, with the GB users being the least of the problems. I know, first-world problems.

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    I had shots fired by me two nights ago on the Northstar Greenbelt around 1 am. Didn't hear them zing past but it was within 50 yards and enough to make me duck swear and giddy up. Bittern Hollow has hood too man.
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    Instead of making the street parking resident only, make it resident and permit only. People could buy a parking permit (one day) online, print it out and put it on their dash. Tickets for people that don't have a permit.

    Use the permit costs and fines to directly cover cleanup and patrolling of the location. You could probably find a 3rd party to run the whole thing.

    Street is still open to visitor parking, there is punishment for douchebags, residents feel like they have some control. Hopefully all revenue neutral so the rest of us are not paying to fix this problem.

    Win. Win. Win.

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