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Did any of you park on the sidewalk (overnight, chained on a traffic sign) to avoid being hit by a dumb driver thinking he's driving a Smart instead of a van? If yes how many of got a ticket and how often?
 

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I did that for about 2 months when I had my Fireblade. No tickets for 2 months. Then one day, I get a ticket.

Then again and again! I think they would've towed it if it weren't for the Kryptonite chain attached to the parking meter.

I stopped doing that. I parked it right in front of work so I cam keep an eye on it through the front door.
 

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I did that for about 2 months when I had my Fireblade. No tickets for 2 months. Then one day, I get a ticket.

Then again and again! I think they would've towed it if it weren't for the Kryptonite chain attached to the parking meter.

I stopped doing that. I parked it right in front of work so I cam keep an eye on it through the front door.
How much is the fee tho? Were you blocking anyone or pedestrians?
 

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I think the ticket was $65. But this was a long long long time ago.

Wasn't blocking anyone. Bike was parked parallel to the curb while on the sidewalk.
 

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Those tickets can be fought quite easily.
How? If you were parked illegally you were parked illegally... assuming there's a local ordinance prohibiting parking on sidewalks.
 

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I did it because:
http://youtu.be/D96QM-lzLM8
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http://youtu.be/CsNzbDi3FPU

My work station was right next to the big glass window in front of the store, I just felt better knowing I can see my bike anytime I looked out that window.

Nowadays, without parking meters (nyc went to paper inside windshield system), you won't be able to put a chain on something unless you do it at one of those "no standing from 9am - 7pm" signs.

I have a feeling they will tow bikes nowadays if it's parked on the sidewalk.
 

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I did it because:
http://youtu.be/D96QM-lzLM8
And
http://youtu.be/CsNzbDi3FPU

My work station was right next to the big glass window in front of the store, I just felt better knowing I can see my bike anytime I looked out that window.

Nowadays, without parking meters (nyc went to paper inside windshield system), you won't be able to put a chain on something unless you do it at one of those "no standing from 9am - 7pm" signs.

I have a feeling they will tow bikes nowadays if it's parked on the sidewalk.

Exactly, that's the whole reason why I want to chain my bike to a pole, but the thing is that my kryptonite 5ft chain is not long enough, so I have to raise my rear wheel on the curb... but then the bike is to high from the road level and the kickstand is to short so I'm risking to tip it over...

Honestly I have such a hard time finding a better way of securing my bike without paying ~$250/mo for a stupid parking space..
 
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