But Where do the Cars Go?


But Where do the Cars Go?

Its November First and in cities across the snow belt, winter parking rules are going into effect.  Some say that there can be no on street parking during certain hours (probably for snow removal) and others institute opposite side of the street parking rules (park on the even side on even number days, odd side on odd number days. Fair Enough)

Now I ask my annual question, and will probably get no answer. If all the on street parking goes away, where do the cars that parked there go? And if there are spaces for them off street, why do they park on street in the first place?

We hear nothing but complaints about ‘not enough parking.’ But somehow, drivers find places to park when they are forced to do so.


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3 Responses

  1. “If all the on street parking goes away, where do the cars that parked there go?”

    Where they’re supposed to go, which is off-street.

    “And if there are spaces for them off street, why do they park on street in the first place?”

    Because they can get away with it.

    People will do whatever is easiest, period, end of story.

  2. I fully agreed with RTA:
    first, the cars go on-street, (if it’s free)
    Tolled area, they try to find a non tolled area,
    No space; they go back on-street and paid (if there is an enforcement)
    No tolled space available; they go off-street multistorey,
    No multistorey; they finally go underground car parks….

    When you set up a new tolled on-street zone somewhere, it’s amazing to note that roughly 40% of the cars disappear…. Have a look to the nearest no tolled area, it’s the chaos…

    Free first, easiest second… That the regular behavior of a driver…

    Warm regards


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