It’s been a parking lot few days for me.
There is a strip mall near Nonny’s place that we visited more than once (Panera, post office, UPS store, Walgreens and Starbucks – we had a lot of errands to run). It is very poorly designed, with parking spaces laid out every which way and with some one-way arrows that everybody ignores.
YA’s game of choice on her iPad this weekend was Parking Jam – in which you have to get all the cars out of a parking lot without jumping any berms to crashing into other vehicles.
Then when I ran out to get a few things this morning before work, I drove by the backside of the Hub parking lot. If you have ever seen the backside of the Hub parking lot, you’ll know that it is just wasted real estate. All the entrances to the mall are on the other side and no one parks in the back – not even employees. But this morning I noticed that in the last week they have re-painted all the parking lines back there. What a complete waste of paint and time!
I mentioned to YA when I got home that clearly parking lot design must be a completely neglected part of architecture school – they can’t teach this and have so many folks be so bad at it? Or can they?
Were you a good student at school?