This sign has been put up on an empty lot that’s on the corner of Welles and Manchester Streets. It is indeed true that we have a lot of parking in the centre city now, though this sign is in no way official! Someone with a satirical sense of humour has gone to quite a bit of trouble to make this sign, so I had to go to the trouble of at least photographing it.
The parking companies have been quick to move in and provide parking on the empty lots all around the central city. And, regardless of what you may personally think of this, people are actually using them and paying for them. Though I hate the reason WHY these parking spots are there, I have to admit it sure is convenient when I want to visit the restart mall. And, people also have a right to make some return from their land investments.
I recently parked in a spot on Colombo Street and could not for the life of me work out if I should be paying for it and if so, then to which parking company (as there were two near by). So I ended up parking for free… just like everyone else who was parked there. Hmm, now that I think about it, I don’t think it was a parking space, just an empty lot we all took advantage of as the paid ones were all full up.
Isn’t it funny how people complain about companies capitalising on these vacant lots, but if there’s no parking then that’s also a personal disaster for them, cos they might actually have to walk a block or two.