By Jackie Williams
July 24, 2007
For a while now I have wanted to address the local business owners
that have striped parking areas and those folks who drive big
huge double cab, extended bed trucks. I and my little Chevy Cavalier
would appreciate some courtesy from both of you.
It is really nice in this town to be able to park in a parking
lot provided by a business and it would be so very much nicer
if the shoppers cold actually see the lines in the parking lot
and the designated handicapped spaces. So often recently cars
of all sizes are not pulled all the way into the parking space
or are so far into it that they are in the space in front of
them. On a regular basis I can't drive through the pass through
lanes because of huge vehicles; sometimes parked across from
each other. I do wonder, if my little car can't pass between
them how do they get out of the spaces they re parked in?
Although costly, most business do occasionally repair and repaint
stripes to designate parking and handicapped spaces. I suggest
and request that there be a row of parking spaces just for the
huge vehicles. No it will not reduce the amount of spaces because
they already make so many spaces inaccessible for parking in
or for coming and going in the pass through lane. Paint the other
car spaces one size; wide and long enough for regular, mid and
compact cars to park in and allow for the doors to open. As to
the Handicap space, it would be nice to see those bright blue
lines and not just a little sign posted below the level of most
drivers view until they pull into it. The time has come to reconfigure
parking areas/space to allow for today's huge and little vehicles
to park and pass through safely.
One last comment: don't hire those folks that did Tatsuda's parking
stripes/spaces! I can get my little Cavalier into one but I
better not want to get out of the car to spend money; if there
is someone parked next to me neither of us can open our doors
to get out!
Received July 23, 2007 - Published
July 24, 2007
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