Driving, for starters have to be taken seriously. The same is applicable for the new urban planners and architects. There is something worth considering past the garage and greener designs. Thought must be given about public spaces which is very much an integral part of the sidewalks and streets infrastructure. That is because nothing is permanent, there might be a requirement to change to match various other activities.
Already, a lot of places are taken over by teenage partiers, street hockey games, farmers markets and church services. It’s high time one realizes and promotes diversity. This is the reason as well as the main idea behind observing since 2005 a worldwide event, Parking Day which invites people to change the metered lots.
The urban and suburban lots have changed to a large extent and it is definitely a glib that people should buy only fewer cars. It’s time to favor public transport and stop relying on our cars too much. Owning and driving our personal cars is also essential, but that does not mean the public transit systems become abysmal completely. However, in bigger cities such as Los Angeles and New York, cars aren’t only going to go away and so there’s a need to create and see to the city common places for parking, so that the community values are equally retained.
Big cities like New York from the days of automobile boom are in need of parking spaces in particular ration based on per housing unit. Over the days, it’s come to light that the number of cars outweigh the parking spaces and the rules regarding minimum parking spaces has led to the apartments costs driving up for residents and developers. Thus the parking lots that are already small stay glutted with vehicles.
With the increase in parking spaces, the new constructions and developers built hundreds of apartments with parking spaces aiming to lure tenants. But, the fact is these parking places built for the flat people stay vacant on most days or even on the working days for most part of the day.
There are faults with the driver behavior also. They take shortcuts, ignore stripes and induce staying alert to pedestrians, that result in more time taken and each minute taken by every driver behaviour contributes to traffic jam in peak hours. Going around big cities have to be done only after careful consideration of their summit and off-peak hours.