During storm cycles, TBA receives multiple reports of emergency and plow vehicles unable to complete their jobs due to poorly parked vehicles and over-congested trailhead parking.
Our actions as a community have a direct impact on winter access to public lands. Land managers and public agencies prioritize essential emergency services–and we should too. Our collective actions as a community play a large hand in preserving winter access to public lands.
To help educate the backcountry community, TBA responded by creating a friendly “parking ticket” that we’re encouraging anyone to share with drivers who could benefit from a teachable moment. We understand that the etiquette in our sports and community is vague and often confusing–it’s new and evolving. It’s also important to give people the benefit of the doubt when they don’t get it right, and to educate with kindness. By sharing these tickets, we hope to generate a wider understanding of parking etiquette in Tahoe so that the backcountry community continues to enjoy access to public lands and essential services run without interruption.
Thanks in advance for your help.