Undertoad Tuesday Dec 20 06:17 PM
12/20/2005: PARKing space
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Dec 20 06:34 PM
I suppose you could set up a tent if you had an alarm clock to get up and feed the meter every couple hours.
daniwong Tuesday Dec 20 10:46 PM
This has been an ongoing thing in San Fran - they now have like 7 other parking spots around the city like this. I think - personally - that its kinda cool since I always Bart into San Fran as I hate driving there.
Elspode Tuesday Dec 20 11:11 PM
This is a great example of peaceful, creative, non-destructive protest that drives home a powerful point. Good for them.
capnhowdy Wednesday Dec 21 07:53 AM
Cool. And a very good point.
tang Wednesday Dec 21 10:04 AM
If they're so concerned about the lack of green space, they should buy some of that real estate and plant grass and trees on it. But, they probably think someone else should do that for them.
glatt Wednesday Dec 21 11:03 AM
tang Thursday Dec 22 12:02 AM
I'm not sure I see the similarity.
ferfanerd Thursday Dec 22 11:38 AM
Maybe the city should designate more space for parks. Isn't that the point of the whole thing? The city decides and zones areas for certain kinds of developoment, right? If they didn't do a good job at preserving some land for parks and what not, maybe they should be held responsible. Most individuals can't afford to buy property like that just to donate it for public use. Not to mention someone will have to keep up the property, otherwise it is just a place for weeds to grow. For you two that are debating whether or not they should protest (atleast thats what I think you are doing), my opinion is that if they want these types of spaces in their city, they need to say something somehow.
glatt Thursday Dec 22 12:18 PM
I took a little jab at tang because he was making unsupported negative claims about what this group stands for. He accuses them of expecting someone else to solve their problems. Then less than 5 minutes later, he calls for someone else to work on a problem he poses. My jab at him is a little juvenile, but he is being unfair to this group and a hypocrite too.
Elspode Thursday Dec 22 01:40 PM
Providing public green space is a noble thing for private enterprise to do, but in a large city where land is pricey and scarce, it isn't likely to happen. That's why we rely on government entities to provide these common areas for the use of all taxpayers. Without sufficient green space, a city becomes a fetid, sweltering, soulless island of concrete. Bleck.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Dec 22 06:22 PM
AureliusVin Friday Jan 20 08:54 PM
[Yeah, but at least all the snakes are carrying briefcases.]
AureliusVin Friday Jan 20 08:55 PM
Question, why didn't that quote appear as it is supposed to?
busterb Friday Jan 20 09:06 PM
click close current tags. Hell I don't know, but that works for me.
wolf Saturday Jan 21 02:30 AM