Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Compact Parking, Not Parking Compacts!

The major move underway in tight congested places....ie New York, certain Japanese cities, etc.... is automated parking.

Popular Mechanics has both a story and a great video.

While underground...er, underwater in the case of Tampa...is not likely, the same practice can work above ground. The automated parking places lots more cars in the same area. I could see this in the future at TIA, perhaps. Downtown Tampa would be a great place....and how about tight places such as Davis Island where Tampa General could get lots more cars in a small place.

Perhaps nicest of all is not having to park it yourself. How many dizzy trips have you made up a parking garage level-by-level?

Interesting....but probably lot of years off for Tampa and environs.