Free Parking

Lot and LampIn Anaheim, California.

The top level of the parking garage at the Hilton Anaheim.  The Model T was introduced in 1908. Apparently, the first parking garages came along in 1918.  That didn’t take long.

Other nuggets about parking, according to the International Parking Institute:

  • In the US alone, parking generates $25-30 billion in revenues.
  • A 2005 estimate is that the average car is parked 96 percent of the time (I’m sure this doesn’t include time “parked” in rush hour traffic).
  • Some experts estimate there are as many as 750 million parking spaces in the US.
  • The Mall of America has over 17,000 parking spaces in its garages and lots.
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