Shopping carts are private property and provided to shoppers as a customer service. Removing them from their respective store parking lot is illegal. Also, carts left on sidewalks or streets create visual blight and pose hazards to motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. This makes them a violation of 12.04.140 of the City's Municipal Code that prohibits encroachment within public streets and sidewalks. Report stray shopping carts by completing a request online or calling (888) 992-4778.