Drivers in NYC spend an average of 107 hours per year searching for parking at a cost of $2,243/driver in wasted time, fuel and emissions.
Parking in San Francisco is so scarce that the parking spot attached to your property can add up to 100K to the property’s value.
A parking garage in Miami Beach was described as having a “stunning” design and has hosted weddings, wine tastings, and dinner parties.
A fifth wheel was a concept to help with parallel parking in the 1950’s.
The first ever parking sign was from c. 700BC, Ancient Assyria, and read “ROYAL ROAD – LET NO MAN DECREASE IT”. The penalty was being impaled in front of your house.
In 2000, Gregory W. Nemitz registered land on the asteroid 433 Eros. The land contained $492 Quintilian worth of platinum. When NASA landed a probe on a place on the asteroid that he had called ‘Parking Space 29’, Nemitz sent NASA a $20 parking ticket.
UPS gets 15,000 parking tickets in New York a month.
A mathematician worked out a formula for perfect parallel parkinga mathemetician worked out a formula for perfect parallel parking.
From 1979 to 1993, NYC had upwards of 3000 non-working fire hydrants on sidewalks for the sole purpose of increasing parking violation revenue.