Park It In, Man


Imagine how beautiful our cities would be with no cars in them. The clean air. The safe streets. The polite sounds of conversation and twittering birds instead of the roar of traffic.

Imagine the convenience and cost efficiency of teeny little downtown houses instead of big ones further out of town. No commutes. No massive mortgages or heating bills. Proximity to all the cool bars, cinemas, universities, libraries and shops.

Possible solution? Replace parking spaces with neat minimalist homes.

Just try not to think about the idea of metered housing.


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Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at

2 Responses to “Park It In, Man”

  1. Lindsay says:

    Indianapolis is launching a car sharing program that would make this very possible. The company that’s doing it already has a successful electric car-sharing fleet in France, and, having test driven one of them, it’s totally feasible. They even have your favorite radio stations keyed to your access card, so no matter which car you pick up, it’ll feel just like it’s yours. They plan to have 200 stations all over the city and 500 cars. You can reserve your pick up and drop off spots in advance. It’s going to be awesome! And builders are already buying up many of our parking lots and turning them into apartment buildings or condos! I’m not affiliated with the company or anything. I just think it’s a spectacular idea and can’t wait to see it launch this December!

  2. Better than car ownership I suppose but it’s still cars. Banish them from our cities!

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