- In central Glasgow just 35% of households own a car, and a substantial portion of that number rarely use their car anyway but our traffic congention is theMessage 1 of 2 , Aug 20, 2010View Source
In central Glasgow just 35% of households own a car, and a substantial portion of that number rarely use their car anyway but our traffic congention is the stuff of legend. Why? well most main offices have the basement or lower ground level knocked through to for a car park for the elite staff, and withing the cordon of the M8 motorway and the River Clyde we must have around 20,000 public car parking spaces, with the Council at one time permitting the queueing cas going in to stack back along the street and block major cross-roads (completely contra to the way to make a roads network function by keeping all traffic lanes free moving)
So definitely not in favour of the 'secret' car park, although I suspect that these may kill themselves off as the level of service when you have a 20 minute queue to get out at a busy time makes it faster and cheaper to get the bus or cycle for that local trip.
Could always convert the space to giant water tanks to keep heated water as a low grade heat store & recovery system.
New uses for old car parks folks?
Pascal van den Noort wrote:My new colleague Karim Maarek has the following contribution for this discussion:
On Aug 20, 2010, at 11:00 AM, eric britton wrote:
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