this just in: a new vision for parking lots that includes shade trees (to keep cars cooler and generally contribute to the greening of the urban environment), permeable pavement and other storm water runoff-reducing measures, solar powered lights,and parking spaces that are sized for hybrid compact vehicles. (how about a way to plug in while you’re parked?)
These Toronto-based architects make the very valid point that parking lots as they are currently designed are hardly the "highest and best uses" of the space.
Really, why can’t a parking lot be like a park for your car?
via TreehuggerPosted by Amy Stewart on September 13, 2007 at 5:45 am, in the category Ministry of Controversy.