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Seaside golf cart parking?

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by groveral, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. groveral

    groveral Beach Lover

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    I have a serious question. Why does Seaside restrict golf carts, unless seaside registered guests/owners, from parking?
    Our home is half a mile away and we enjoy getting to Seaside through backroads (dirt), avoid traffic and easy to park. I honestly don't understand why/how they consider this bad as, obviously, we are there to shop and eat--just like the folks in cars.
     
  2. kurt

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    I didn't know about that. It's a good question. My guess is that they want to have plenty of parking for cars coming from farther away and would rather people close enough to drive there in a golf cart to walk or bike.
     
  3. carson

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    It is just too tight on the streets and I guess with walking and biking traffic it is a hazard. Combined with a general lack of parking, I assume it is the same reason Rosemary outlawed them too. Forced exercise!
     
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    Gun lobby logic tells us that if you outlaw golf carts only outlaws will----------
     
  5. groveral

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    thanks Kurt, have thought about that. To me, that solution doesn't hold though. If I can't take cart, I generally drive--thus taking up a precious spot!

    OK, I DO walk and bike some, but generally take cart when I am taking my small granddaughter.....just seems like weird logic to me. they actually have a warning sign and I got a "ticket" at some point telling me if I was ticketed again it would cause me to be banned/fined----like to see that enforced.hahaha
     
  6. Southern Cafe

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    That's the Seaside mentality. They want your money but do not want you.
    Parking, using "private" streets, walking etc, etc, etc, has always been an issue. When I worked at a restaurant in Sea Side several years ago, it was the same thing. Then they started with the two hour parking limit or you would be ticked routine. I just quit going. Why give an area my money if they want to treat outsiders like this. This is just my honest opinion. Good luck!!
     
  7. groveral

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    That is, for sure, the impression and signal they are sending whether intentional or not.
    Give me a ticket? Seriously, sue me! LOL
     
  8. Douglas

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    I think it's because the restaurant and shop owners who want your business are not the same people as the homeowners who are afraid you'll let your pre-teen kids drive the cart and run over their kids.
     
  9. Bob Wells

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    So only adults who are owners and registered guest drive golf carts in Seaside?
     
  10. Truman

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    This is a bit harsh. Seaside is complicated. It is a town. And also a resort.

    Some homeowners want it to be abnormally quiet. But most are reasonable and want a nice place to relax. They want shops and restaurants and people visitng - from close by and far away. they want to share their town.

    It is impossible to please everyone all the time. When the homes are full there are too many people, and locals probably should stay away. But when the town is not full, locals should be happy and enjoy, and not penalize businesses by holding a grudge.

    Every place has pluses and minuses. That's my thoughts anyway.
     
  11. m1a1mg

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    Your thoughts fit my perception of Seaside, which is why I don't spend as much time, or money, there as I once did.

    I told a friend the other day that I thought Seaside was becoming nothing but rich a** hats. His response, "becoming?"
     

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