Originally Posted by pdxdiscer
Originally Posted by Matt B.
Yes, it seems like a change in parking rules is the likely outcome and solution here.
The solution to the problem of free parking? that's cutting off a nose to spite a face!
How so? It's not the solution to free parking, it's the solution to parking along the road period. The neighbors or the governing municipality would be the ones cutting off the nose, so to speak, by ending the roadside parking. And to them that would be improving the face. No?
If parking along that road right now is legal, which it seems it is, then yeah, disc golfers are probably going to park there, and there's nothing morally or legally or even ethically wrong
If that leads to neighbor complaints to Metro and Fairview, increased scrutiny on disc golfer behavior, and general dissatisfaction among neighbors and Metro with the disc golf course, it seems to me that yes, disc golfers would be cutting off their nose to spite the face. Avoiding parking fees at the expense of the thing they are parking there for in the first place. And yes, the thing which might ultimately "solve" the problem for everyone except the people who don't want to pay to park at the course, is 'No Parking' signs.
Does parking there make people douchebags or jerks or evil? Eh, it's an opinion. Can we all agree it's not going to help the course in the long run, it's not going to make a positive impression on the neighbors or Metro, and it's not going to help get Metro onboard to do a similar project?
It's not surprising that some people just don't care if it doesn't help. Most people, and disc golfers are no exception, just don't care.