Do You Really Need THIS Space?

Parking structure sign showing 264 open spaces on level 5, 326 on level 4, 469 on level 3, 247 on level 2, and level 1 full.

It’s astonishing how many times I’ve seen drivers stop near the entrance of a parking lot or structure and wait for someone else to load their car, get in the car, start the car, fumble around for sunglasses, make a phone call, put the car in reverse, check their messages, and then back out…even though there are 1306 open parking spaces on the upper levels, and a line of six cars behind them waiting just to get inside.

If the other driver is actually ready to back out, then yeah, it’s nice to pause and let them out. But if they’re not even inside the car, or if they haven’t even started it? The only thing you’re accomplishing by waiting for this space is annoying the people behind you.

Though I suppose for some people, that’s reason enough.

2 thoughts on “Do You Really Need THIS Space?

  1. Lia

    There are parking garages which display how many spaces are left? Wish we had those here, I’ve never seen such a thing.

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    1. Kelson Post author

      A few. I can only think of three here off the top of my head. The signs are incredibly useful, though…even if a lot of people don’t seem to take advantage of them.

      Reply

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