The Horrors of Parking

Ugh, parking. Whether your’re doing it for work (so frustrating when you can’t find it and are late!), shopping downtown (and paying for it with your first child) or competing for spaces in a strip mall, parking is stressful and emotionally draining.

Gotta Park feels our pain and has correspondingly released an infographic depicting the horrors of parking. Did you know that 30% of a city’s traffic is caused by drivers searching for a parking spot? Crazy to think that if city’s install more efficient and accessible parking lots, it would majorly cut down on traffic! Additionally, parking ticket revenue in San Francisco for the 2011-2012 year amounted to $83,290,002. Now if they would only reinvest that sum in better parking solutions to cut down on traffic…

In the United States, people drive one million extra miles looking for parking. That is 47,000 gallons of gas and driving 38 times around the world! Which is why the infographic creator suggests searching for parking solutions before you go and reserving them if possible. All you have to do is show up! See the infographic below.