• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Driveway Car Lifts?

    August 3rd, 2019
    cars, ideas, parking  [html]
    Here in Somerville it's common for houses to have a driveway with tandem parking for two or three cars, often shared among multiple housemates or even multiple units in the same building. Tandem parking is generally annoying, since it requires people to coordinate around driveway usage. Why don't we use car lifts?

    The idea is you put a lift on the outer parking space, sufficient to clear access to the inner parking space. Now you can park two cars with almost as little hassle as with side-by-side parking, with room for an occasional extra car.

    It looks like it might cost about $3k, but even at $10k+ I expect it would be attractive to people who live in two-unit condos with a tandem driveway.

    Is there something I'm missing? Would the city not allow them? All the existing products I see in this space focus on increasing your parking capacity, not on decreasing coordination costs.

    Comment via: facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    EDT with updating double counts

    I recently got confused thinking about the following case: Calculator bet: I am offered the opportunity to bet on a mathematical statement X to which I initially assign 50% probability (perhaps X = 139926 is a quadratic residue modulo 314159). I have acce…

    via The sideways view October 12, 2021

    Meditations on newborns

    [Content: death.]I wrote most of this a couple of months ago when Nora was a newborn, but the first few months are not that conducive to finishing blog posts. New babies put you into a liminal period, both in your own experience and in how others treat yo…

    via The whole sky October 3, 2021

    The value of in-house expertise

    An alternate title for this post might be, "Twitter has a kernel team!?". At this point, I've heard that surprised exclamation enough that I've lost count of the number times that's been said to me (I'd guess that it's more tha…

    via Posts on Dan Luu September 29, 2021

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact