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Once again, a survey has provided need-to-know info to successfully navigating a motoring holiday in Britain. This time it comes courtesy of the Car Park Appreciation Society, and the results give us info about the best and worst car parks in the UK.
If you're the type to plan your trip around the best place to park, then take good notes here. The officially best car park in Britain is in Birmingham's Mailbox parking complex. Why?
its size, good lighting, cleanliness, lack of tyre noise, access to lifts and stairways and venue in busy Birmingham. Most of all the 255cm by 490cm spot in the Mailbox park is much bigger than the national average space.As for the worst, it'll come as no big surprise that they're mostly found in difficult-to-drive-around London. The expert from the Car Park Appreciation Society who conducted the survey found it sad that so many of them were smelly and dark. Guess we need to skip London on our next tour of the British Isles or risk being depressingly disappointed with the car parks.
[Photo: Kaustav Bhattacharya]
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blend in stay safe while you are visiting Charlestown or Southie during the winter? Then you better know the parking rules.
Parking is limited enough in these bastions of Irish-Catholic, old-school, Boston neighborhoods, but when it snows, things get a little nuts.
On the day directly following the snow storm most Townies/Southies are out and about shoveling out their cars and helping others do so as well. However, once your car is shoveled out, most seasoned Townies/Southies throw a bright orange cone down to claim their spot while they are off at work, getting gas, or at the grocery store. Lawn chairs, ironing boards, and trash barrels are all perfectly acceptable spot savers.
There are a couple hard and fast rules to keep in mind as you venture into this white washed modern day version of Manifest Destiny:
· Once you shovel out, feel free to put a cone down. Once a decent amount of time has passed, say 48 hours, maybe longer after a bigger storm, or shorter after a smaller one, remove the cone and resume regular first come first server parking procedures.
· Don't be a cone lingerer or a pre-mature coner. For example, you can't watch "Stormwatch" at 6pm then go out and put a cone in your spot while you run to the store for milk the night before a storm.
· Unless people have broken these rules, don't touch the cones.
We know what you are saying, "No one *owns* a resident parking spot", "Ooo, I am scared, what happens if I touch the cones." Well, no, no one does own a resident parking spot, but go ahead and move a cone that was placed correctly and watch what happens.
Sure there is no legal precedent here, but when in Boston, if you find yourself on these neighborhood streets before, after or during a storm, now you know what the hell all those bright orange cones are about.
Does this happen in other cities? Let us know.
· Parking Marker Compromise Sought [Boston.com]