Thursday, January 17, 2008

NYC Traffic

New York streets are hard to maneuver a car through.


Other cars.

If you think of the city as a heart, and the streets as its veins, then the cars will serve as blood in this particular metaphor.

Moving cars, that is.

You see, when a car stops moving and parks on the street, it's the same thing as plaque forming in the city's veins and arteries. It slows everything down.

Add an additional layer of plaque over the parked cars, i.e. the double-parked cars, and you begin to see why getting through the city at five on a Friday is such a trying task.

Luckily, we have many solutions!

Like this little beauty:

Or this one:

The way of the future is robotic parking. This is an incredible system that accomplishes many goals at once. You can access you car very quickly, it is stored in a safe place, out of the weather, and most importantly, you help to keep the streets free and clear for pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars that are moving goods and people around.

Very smart.

Here's some video of a robotic parking system at work:

Ha ha! No tip required.

To recap, we can go from this:

to this:

With space and sanity at a premium, this little energy-saver can help restore both.



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