It can be hard for the people who live in moderate climates to understand how snow changes the parking scene. I’ve lived in snowy places in the past, and I’m happy as can be now living in a place that doesn’t get that cold.
The whole idea of saving parking in front of your house is unfamiliar, though, because I my experience in the Rockies was short-lived. There was never so much snow that I couldn’t find parking, and winter lasted only a forgivable four months.
I read about people saving their spots with garden furniture and I think ‘how desperate must they be?’
There’s a humorous synopsis of the “save your spot” culture in Philadelphia at phillymag.com that helps someone like me understand the phenomenon better. It might be a good read for the parking authorities dealing with way winter weather turns parking into war. The author defines “savies,” “movesies,” and local perspectives on other winter parking practices.
Say what you will about this city and its inequalities, but at least one thing has been made clear: We are all circling this godforsaken block together.
Very true. Read the article here.