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Why don't people park in the swales along Collier Blvd?
I see what is happening along Swallow and it is a shame and can have no happy ending for that residential community. The folks parking there are not from Marco Island and before the free parking probably beached in Naples. The word is out that there is free parking near the South Beach entrance and they are coming in droves. Over the weekend wife was coming home...two families emerged onto the street from between two swale parked vans. The parents went to the back of the van's to off load the beach stuff and their children followed them, but as the doors were open the kids went into the street and stood in the street stopping traffic. It happens all the time. The swales are getting messy, the trash has to be picked up and as this spreads it is changing the ambiance of the Island, especially the residential areas. This swale parking is just plain wrong and even the people with businesses know it. That said, there is a difference between a commercial area and a residential area. Ample parking in a commercial area enhances value...illegal parking in swales in a residential area brings down value...who wants to live in the middle of a daily circus? (if it isn't illegal it should be)
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