It's been awhile since I posted, but I wanted to get the opinions of others on this topic.
I live in an apartment complex - that should tell you a lot right there.
Our complex always has a parking problem. There are way too many vehicles and not enough spaces. Each apartment gets one assigned space, with the option of a garage or additional space sold separately (but always sold out since I've moved here). The few unassigned spaces are regularly taken up by vehicles that basically just rust away in them and never move.
That being said, there are four unassigned spaces right outside my apartment. One of those four is reserved specifically for motorcycles. Sounds great, right?
The problem is that a new rider here - I don't know who - regularly parks his motorcycle in an unassigned space, thus taking up one of the three spaces left. The reserved motorcycle parking space is literally
right next to it, but he never uses it.
Is it out of line for me to leave a note requesting he park in the motorcycle space instead? Legally he may continue parking where he is now - it's not exclusively for four-wheeled vehicles - but I feel like the polite and considerate thing to do would be to just park one damn space over where a space has already been made specifically for bikes.
I also feel like the fact that he does this makes other drivers think it's okay to park in the motorcycle parking, instead... which I also hate.
Thoughts? Opinions? Recommendations?