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According to a functionary, we have 1500 parking spaces "downtown", I assume both paid and free. Sounds like a lot to me (unless Grandin Mall is included)..
So: angle parking will add another 0.67% to our parking supply. La, la, la, la!. Ah, but summer Saturdays, the City's parking lot, is lost ! Now I get controversial; I'd like to know if you dis-agree / agree. I think we can get effective use of well more than ten spaces just by doing some painting! For inline on-street parking, the length allotted per vehicle is pretty elusive. I'm going with 18 feet. Someone please put me straight if that's wrong.. Ignore the yellow marks; but see the white parking space markings here: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/04/article-0-1914D48B000005DC-743_634x422.jpg Using that (18') standard, each vehicle would be allotted a (say) 15' space, with a (say) 3' no-man's-land fore and aft. Or (say) 14' space, with 4' fore-and-aft. How would that add to the number of available parking spaces? Elementary, my dear ...... At present, with no markings, an unhealthy percentage of onstreet parkers are hogs ! (I'm allright, Jack!) Wherever possible, they'll leave a space just a bit shorter than their vehicles either fore or aft. So instead of using 18', they'll use closer to 25' Please don't take my word; go check it out! Maybe I'm exaggerating. I don't know how much onstreet, inline parking we have downtown. Let's be conservative: say 300. Stiffly regulated 18' parking looks to add 38% to the effective number of spaces. Or an extra (say) eighty!Kinda makes angle parking look like a Charles Atlas 97-pound weakling, dunnit? geddy