Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Things That Enrage Only Me

I don't know what proportion of people use their curb cuts and garages to actually park a car (subtract one public space, add one private), but most of the time when I'm passing by an open garage it's used as storage.

This makes me wonder sometimes: why is the city in the business of paving and maintaining three lanes of street when only one of them is actually moving cars? In fact, many people in my neighborhood have a driveway or a garage (and zoning requires on-site parking for any new construction) but they still choose to park in the street, presumably so they can use their garage for something else.

Next obvious question: Why should local zoning require on-site parking when hardly any one is using their on-site parking for parking?