Saturday, March 28, 2009

Double Parking...On Purpose

Parking lots and garages could significantly increase their capacity for vehicles at low cost if they adopted a simple system of signs to facilitate the "self-stacking" of double-parking.

In the first layer could be parking spaces specifically for people that will be staying all day. They would park with the understanding that they would be blocked in until a certain time in the afternoon or evening. This time could vary from 4:00pm to 5:00pm to 6:00pm depending on the section or level. The vehicles in the second layer would park with the understanding that they must be gone an hour before the first layer's deadline, or else get a ticket or be towed.

This method would not require additional attendants or technology costs, just the repainting of some stripes and signs, and the adoption of the supporting social customs and schedules.

CATEGORY: Transportation / Business Idea
IDEATION: March 26, 2009

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