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No Summer Break For ‘Apron’ Parking Violators Around UCLA

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A crackdown set to begin this week on what has been a longtime parking practice on the streets around UCLA could eventually move some drivers to give up their wheels.

So-called “apron parking” is when a third car in a stack parking situation blocks a sidewalk or extends into the street in the northern section of Westwood Village.

It’s a practice that has been going on for years, but as KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports, recently-filed lawsuits claiming a violation of the Americans With Diabilities Act have now forced authorities to start issuing the tickets.

Steve, who sees illegally parked cars every day, said he expects a quick reaction from apartment-dwelling students and others to whom apron parking is a way of life around the campus.

“They’re going to be pissed because there’s no parking anywhere around this place,” he said.

And what should residents expect this fall when thousands of students return to campus?

“It’s going to get clogged up,” said Cricket, a local construction worker. “It’s going to get plugged up.”

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