Driving, for starters have to be taken seriously. There’s something worth considering beyond the garage and greener designs. Thought must be given about public spaces that is very much an essential part of the sidewalks and roads infrastructure. This is because nothing is permanent, there might be a need to change to fit various other activities.
Already, lots of places are taken over by teenage partiers, road hockey games, farmers markets and church services. It is high time one realizes and encourages diversity. This is the reason as well as the main idea behind celebrating since 2005 a worldwide event, Parking Day which invites people to change the metered lots.
The urban and suburban lots have changed to a great extent and it’s definitely a glib that people should buy only fewer cars. It is 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 larger cities like Los Angeles and New York, cars aren’t only going to go away and so there is a need to make and treat the city common places for parking, so the community values are equally kept.
Big cities like New York from the days of automobile boom are in need of parking spaces in particular ration according to per housing unit. Over the days, it’s come to light that the number of cars outweigh the parking spaces along with the rules regarding minimum parking spaces has resulted in the flats costs driving up for residents and developers. On the other hand these programmers have diverted money, damaged the environment and have produced a cityscape that is government-mandated that remains unused largely. Thus the parking lots which are already small stay glutted with vehicles.
With the increase in parking spaces, the new constructions and developers built hundreds of flats with parking spaces planning to lure tenants. But, the simple fact is these parking areas built for the apartment people stay vacant on many days or even on the working days for most portion of the day.
There are faults with the driver behaviour also. They take shortcuts, ignore stripes and drive staying alert to pedestrians, that result in more time each minute taken by every driver behaviour leads to traffic jam in peak hours. Going around big cities have to be done only after careful consideration of the summit and off-peak hours.