Equal and available parking for all the cars in all the places all the time! I don’t remember the street protest and social activism that secured this ‘right’ for us, but there’s no doubt that the wheels of government drove us straight to our current state of parking utopia.
Through on-street parking in front of our 4-car wide roads — we secured the right to park! Through zoning ordinances that force investors to give our most valuable real estate directly to the cars — we secured the right to park! And yes, through the construction of our illustrious parking garages — we secured the right to park!
If you can’t tell, what you’ve just read was a cynical attempt at humor. But have you ever strolled down our streets at a slow enough speed enough to take in all the parking we’ve created for our cars? There’s at least a grain of truth in what you’ve just read; regardless of whether you like it, agree with it, or want and use the free parking.
And my take was soft exposure to our hypocritical hate of socialism. If you really want to read a rant on America’s great parking experiment for the cars, check out the commentary from City Observatory linked below.