At the Parking Ad Hoc Committee (The Committee) meeting held on December 10, 2018, the Committee discussed the possibility of proposing parking recommendations for the Planning Commission and Town Council to take into consideration in Phases, with this proposal considered Phase One. Reverse angle parking has been in place for a few years, and there have been many complaints about its user-friendliness compared to the benefits it offers. The intent of reverse angle parking is to provide a safer method of parking by having the parked car pull out instead of back out of the spot.
Taking a page from China, the town has come up with a new approach to stacking cars in parking that creates a whopping 70% more space compared to conventional parking in a given area. Chongqing Municipality in Southwest China recently launched a new concept for parking cars, which uses an inclined frame creating additional parking spots. According to a Xinhua report, the new parking system can create space for 40 cars in a space where conventional systems would only allow 24.
The ad hoc parking committee has noted that this will not only make parking safer, but it would increase the
Each car on the frame will be lifted automatically and stacked parallel at a fixed slope angle, with the number of parking spots increasing from 24 to 40.
The inclined parking frame is also equipped with 12 sensors and eight ranging radars, enabling the frame to avoid obstacles and stop automatically.
With rapidly increasing numbers of vehicles in Cape Charles, residents and visitors often find it difficult to secure parking spots in convenient locations. This approach could be the breakthrough the town has been looking for.
This satire was sent to the Mirror by the funniest and most intelligent man in town, Thomy (I am quite content doing very little slowly) from Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Saltwater Virginia, where there is nothing to do and we do it all day long.