Monday Blues: Space

a fraction of a bike parking lot at UCSB

Too bad parking lots such as this one are limited to cities of Europe and university campuses here at home. By my unofficial count I tally approximately eighty bikes locked up here. When you factor in the travel lane, space for backing up and turning, how many motor vehicles would fit within the same amount of space? Ten, maybe? Turn that around and how much space is required to park an equal number of motor vehicles? 

Think of all the things that could be used with that space, all the activities that could take place. I know, the point has been made for generations now, and probably goes back to the advent of the motor. So how many American generations does it take before society realizes that there is a better way, a better use of space?

Blue: A color, a mood or emotion, a genre of music. Tune in each Monday for another installment of the Blues, with a cycling twist.