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Old Posted Jul 24, 2011, 2:30 AM
IanS IanS is offline
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Originally Posted by jlousa View Post
Taking this away from the topic at hand. I'm a big fan of the new policy of marked parking for motorcycles on many of the block ends. They are not taking away any parking for cars but instead using the edges where motorcycles being smaller/shorter don't impede the sightlines. These new spaces allow 3-4 motorcycles per block, and best of all they are free. I've never seen as many motorcycles d/t as I have this year thanks to this new policy. What it's done is for households that have a motorcycle and , if you had to pay for parking either way you would drive, now if you have free parking for your motorcycle you will ride more often, this reduces pollution and frees up exisiting road space. This was accomplished w/o punishing one form of transportation either.

That's one lesson we really should take from some European cities.
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