“Most people in transportation focus on the five percent of the time that cars are moving. But the average car is parked 95 percent of the time. I think there’s a lot to learn from that 95 percent.” Donald Shoup when asked why he studies parking.
(Source: elikz, via architorture)
Parking lots in suburban malls epitomise why we really need to rethink parking in a clever way. They have been traditionally designed to accommodate the maximum number of clients in their peak times (which means that most of the time are under-utilized). But this mono-functional zoning has been applied in car parks around the corporate headquarters of large companies outside of cities or industrial and technology parks: And, of course, every sidewalk of street roads must dedicate space for parking.
Adaptive urbanism. Rethinking parking
New York City car park form 1920. They definitely had a vertical obsession back then.
Ghost Parking Lot – James Wines (1978)