Scooter Owner Tries Schooling Parking Ticket Writers

After being given parking tickets while parked legally over and over again, one Chicago scooter owner is trying to educate poorly trained ticket writers.

According to News Radio 780, a Lakeview woman parks her scooter in a Residential Permit Parking zone in the South Loop neighborhood.

Now, according to city municipal code, it is perfectly legal to park motorcycles or scooters in an RPP zone.

But at least one or more ticket writers doesn’t know the law and keeps writing her $75 tickets.

So now, the young woman has posted a sign on her scooter citing the applicable muni code as part of her campaign to re-educate the ticket writer or writers who, shockingly, don’t know the laws they enforce every day.

Read and listen to News Radio 780′s full report, “City Keeps Ticketing Scooter, Despite Parking Legally.”

4 Responses to Scooter Owner Tries Schooling Parking Ticket Writers

  1. Drew says:

    Ser Co ticket writers . Plain and simple.

    I’ve gotten calls from friends about this and every single ticket was issued by Ser Co.

    Call 744-PARK and request the senior Manager at Street Ops that handles Ser co contractors.

  2. lpbfoot says:

    PTG – 2-3 years ago, there was a discussion on this and we couldn’t find any city law (or state law that hadn’t been trumped by home-rule) that specifically allowed cycles & scooters to park in RPP zones. There was only the one webpage hosted by the city. Has that changed? Or is it simply a website that says one thing with no law (or case law) to back it up? Now, this could smell of class-action status…

    Drew – I hate to admit it, but it sounds like SerCo is following the law. I find it hard to believe that these guys aren’t fully aware of all aspects of Muni Code…

  3. The Parking Ticket Geek says:


    GREAT to hear from you! It’s been a long time.

    I’m trying to find time to check into this. This story piqued my interest. As far as I know, nothing has changed in this regard and two wheeled motor vehicles are still ok to park in RPP zones without an RPP sticker.

  4. Jeff says:


    At least some ticket writers seem to be unclear on the current status of motorbikes and permit rules:

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