Amarillo’s Tiny Parking Spaces & Ignorant Drivers. Be Better!
Just a fair warning before I dive too much into this. I'm about to complain. I'm sure you'll also find yourself complaining as we go along. This is something all of us in Amarillo can relate to.
We've got a lot of businesses, parks, etc. within the city and that's a great thing. We aren't a big city, but we have plenty of space to build things right?
Why is it that once the building or whatever it may get to the parking lot, they realize they didn't leave enough space to put in proper-sized parking spots? It's a problem I've noticed around town now for quite a while, and once again noticed it at one of the parks the kids played baseball at this weekend.
I wasn't driving a big car at all, and in a normal parking lot, there's more than enough space for the car to fit and open the doors even if cars are next to it. However, this park had such narrow spaces that once I finally found a spot I could get into, I could barely get the door open enough to get out of the car.
Further compounding this was the fact that people simply don't know how to park. It's even more imperative that when you have small parking spots you park your car properly. If you're even slightly over that line, I don't have a shot of fitting the car in, and if I do, I have zero chance of actually getting out of the car.
There are a lot of parking lots like this around Amarillo, I'm not going to sit here and mention them all. We even have several where trying to get out of a spot requires and eight-point turn just to find a way out of it. A bit ridiculous if you ask me.
If you're going to have a parking lot, think about how YOU would want it to be if you were a patron or visitor to wherever. If you feel you'd be frustrated with it, change your thinking and give up one parking spot to make the ones you CAN have just a bit bigger.