First comes me changing my evil road warrior ways and instead of confronting/berating every vehicle that excessively encroaches on mine and my bike’s space, I come up with this entirely verbose and overtly diplomatic manner of raising awareness.

Now this morning as I’m moving the cans down to the curb for trash pick-up, I encounter a Mercedes partially blocking our driveway — not the most egregious ever, but still worthy of me speed dialing parking enforcement and having the tard ticketed.

Instead, I come upstairs and tap this notice out on the keyboard:

To the owner of this Mercedes:

You are partially blocking the driveway. To you it may not seem like much, but this is a tight two-car garage, and any infringement – such as how you’ve chosen to leave your vehicle – makes it difficult to exit and enter.

In the past I’ve never bothered leaving notes, I’ve just contacted parking enforcement to have any such offending vehicles ticketed and/or towed. But I’m trying a different angle: I’m attempting to be considerate and respectful towards people who aren’t in the hope that the next time you’ll be a bit more attentive.

We’ll see how that works out. If it doesn’t, parking enforcement is just a phone call away.

I even saved the file to my desktop for potential future use with other infringers.