Driving, for starters must be taken seriously. The same is applicable for the new urban planners and architects. There is something worth considering beyond the garage and greener designs. Thought must be given about public spaces that is very much an integral part of the sidewalks and streets infrastructure. This is because nothing is permanent, there may be a need to change to fit various other activities.
Already, lots of places are taken over by teenage partiers, street hockey games, farmers markets and church services. It is high time one realizes and encourages diversity. This is the reason and also the main idea behind celebrating 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 favor public transportation and stop relying on our cars too much. Owning and driving our own automobiles 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 are not just going to go away and so there is a need to create and treat the city common places for parking, so that the community values are equally retained.
Big cities such as New York from the days of auto boom are in need of parking spaces in specific ration based on per housing unit. Over the days, it has come to light that the number of automobiles outweigh the parking spaces and the rules regarding minimum parking spaces has resulted in the apartments costs driving up for residents and developers. On the other hand these developers have diverted money, damaged the environment and have created a cityscape that is government-mandated that remains unused largely. 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 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 huge fortune is lost even for the developers.
There are faults with the driver behaviour as well. They take shortcuts, ignore stripes and drive staying alert to pedestrians, that result in more time taken and each minute taken by each driver behaviour leads to traffic jam in peak hours. Going around big cities must be done only after careful consideration of the peak and off-peak hours. The details of parking spaces and the parking details must be known to plan accordingly.