Driving, for starters must 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 has to be given about public spaces which is very much an integral part of the sidewalks and roads infrastructure. That is because nothing is permanent, there may be a need to change to match various other activities.
Already, a lot of places have been taken over by teenage partiers, street hockey games, farmers markets and church services. It’s high time one realizes and encourages diversity. This is the reason and also the main idea behind observing since 2005 a global event, Parking Day that invites people to transform the metered lots. The participants every year in dozens of countries have adapted and there are temporary health clinics and repair shops for bikes.
The urban and suburban lots have changed to a great extent and it is definitely a glib that people should buy only fewer cars. It is time to prefer public transport and stop relying on our cars too much. Owning and driving our own automobiles is also crucial, but that doesn’t mean the public transit systems become abysmal completely. However, in larger cities such as Los Angeles and New York, cars are not just going to go away and so there’s a need to make and see to the city common areas for parking, so the community values are equally retained.
Big cities such as New York in the days of automobile boom are in need of parking spaces in specific ration according to per housing unit. Over the days, it’s come to light that the number of automobiles outweigh the parking spaces and the rules regarding minimum parking spaces has resulted in the flats costs driving up for residents and developers. Thus the parking lots which are already modest stay glutted with vehicles.
With the increase in parking spaces, the new structures and developers built hundreds of flats with parking spaces aiming to lure tenants. But, the fact is that these parking places built for the apartment people stay vacant on most days or even on the working days for most part of the day. Eventually, the city loses public space and a enormous fortune is lost even for the programmers.
There are faults with the driver behavior also. They take shortcuts, dismiss stripes and drive 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. The details of parking spaces and the parking details must be known to plan accordingly.