Have you ever thought about the environmental impact of looking for a parking space? In a study done in Los Angeles by UCLA professor Donald Shoup, “in just one 15-block area in Los Angeles that Shoup has studied, cars hunting for parking on the street drive a total of 945,000 miles each year. That’s enough to make it around the earth 38 times, or to the moon and back.”
So for those of you that care about the environment, just find a parking space and park! Don’t drive around looking for that magical space that’s only 10 feet closer to wherever it is you wanna go!
…From an article in the Nov-Dec 2006 issue of Utne reader.