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Good Samaritan Prevents Parking Ticket

Car owner finds inspiring note instead of parking ticket

A positive message was left under Reddit user Kidderboots' windshield wipers.

Two Men Burn 64 Cars After Failing To Douse Barbecue

More than 1,500 people escaped the blaze

Two men unintentionally lit fire to a field serving as a parking in Brittany, France, torching 64 cars in the process.

Greening up parking lots means pricing them better, turning them into actual parks

Your car is not doing any environmental damage when it's parked, is it? Maybe not directly, but the simple act of parking plays an important role in enabling people to drive more without really considering the consequences or alternatives and, more importantly, creates a lot of emissions while people look for a parking spot. Two related stories on this issue crossed our virtual desk today, one that rethinks how parking should opera

Green Spider says turn off the lot lights when no ones parking

What do you do after you've greened your ride and made the road a big solar panel? You tackle the parking lot, of course. That's the suggestion of the company behind the Green Spider, a way to turn down your parking lot lights. The idea is that you don't need to have all four (or whatever) lights at the top of the pole on at one time, and so:

Full Boat: Dormant ships being used as lots for unsold vehicles

Looking for a place to stash tens of thousands of unsold new vehicles, automakers are turning unused car carrier ships into floating parking holds. It's an unusual development, especially in a shipping industry that is used to having boats filled to capacity and running full steam across the seas. As shippers face sharp declines in traffic, the world's fleet of 640 floating car carriers have been forced to make serious adjustments to cut costs and determine ways to absorb extra capacity. With di

Parking stripe ads assault the senses from beneath your feet

My father used to stripe parking lots as a side business, and while still with us, he will nonetheless find a grave, hop in it, and roll over after learning that his beloved lines are now being taped over with advertisements. Parking Stripe Advert