Look, I know Detroit is THE Motor City, but truth be told, no other U.S. City other than Los Angeles was purposely built around the automobile. For a long time, LA had a regulation that there could be no building could be taller than City Hall. That was intended to push growth outward rather than upward, and prevened the city from becalming yet another place of ‘Concrete Canyons’ like New York and Chicago.
Of course the urban and suburban sprawl that created – and which now defines – Los Angeles resulted in the auto-centric metropolis we know (and some of us love) today. Traffic is some of the worst in the world, and finding a place to put your car once you finally get to your destination is a hassle. The city is trying to do something about the latter, testing a new parking information sign that in one fell swoop replaces a tower of other signs. This is perhaps the best parking sign ever created, and the only downside I can see is that it now makes me want to get an AERA Z PERMIT, even though I’m sure the Z stands for Zombie.
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Image: Curbed LA