NY Times: Parking as a Destination

February 25, 2007 Design Parking as a Destination By PHIL PATTON New York Times, Sunday The Smart Cities project of the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has suggested a variety of possible visions of future parking. Smart parking places could signal their availability electronically to passing motorists. Ryan Chin, Mitchell Joachim and other researchers at the Media Lab propose to redesign vehicles to make them easier to park — the spatial demands of parking could be reduced by six to eight times, they argue, with small cars that nest together like grocery carts. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/25/automobiles/25PARK.html?pagewanted=all