Oh, we got trouble. Right here in Riverside. That’s a
capital ‘T’ that rhymes with ‘P’ and stands for Parking.
Fearing an increase in truck traffic from nearby ports in
Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Pedro, residents of Riverside, CA, say they
want stricter regulations placed on where trucks can park and how long they can
idle. And they want more aggressive enforcement of those regulations.
According to the Riverside Press-Enterprise, the
residents were questioned in a survey commissioned by the Riverside County
Board of Supervisors.
Citing the usual complaints – noise and pollution – the
survey found that residents of Riverside, and the surrounding Riverside County,
want several changes to the regulations regarding trucks in the area,
on-street parking for larger commercial vehicles in residential areas,
except in areas where lot sizes are 2 acres and larger;
off-street parking of larger commercial vehicles on lots less than half an
truck parking areas;
on-site truck parking and staging requirements for distributors;
county truck routes; and
informational brochure explaining existing and proposed parking rules for
residential neighborhoods and parking policies.
Several major highways – Interstates 10, 15 and 215 – pass
through Riverside County en route to the ports. The county is also home to more
than 70 warehouses, bringing hundreds of rigs to the area daily.