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  • 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.

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