Eyes on the Street: DIY Parking Spaces

5_6_10_park_1.jpgNot LADOT…

Many Streetsblog readers are likely already familiar with the myriad
accomplishments of Los Angeles’ intrepid Department of Do-It-Yourself.
If you haven’t read all about the Dept of DIY, follow the links on the fifth paragraph of Damien’s April 1, 2010 article.

DIY work is spreading in scope! Drivers are joining the movement
and painting their own parking spaces on L.A.’s streets. The photos
above and below were taken along 4th Street between Normandie and
Mariposa Avenues.

The marks are recent, appearing within the last couple months.
They’re clearly DIY because they’re done in paint, not the Department
of Transportation’s standard roadway thermoplastic. DoDIY made some
initial still-visible trial markings, too, before settling on their
final configuration which appears to be effective in spacing out the
cars to maximize how many can fit in the limited space.

What will they think of next?

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