RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Oct. 31, 2007 at 10:25pm

Tacoma Parking is Broken

yuppies in trouble slaves to their wheeled conveyance

so the other day waiting for my bus I look across the street at the poor shmucks trying to get their cars out of the parking garage.  rich/yuppie folk were  backed up clear up to the top floor in the spiral... stepping out of their cars complaining  on their cell phones  "Yeah honey  the toll booth arm is broken nobody can get out!  Seriously I'm not cheating on you, I'm stuck in a friggin parking garage!" 

check this out:  Map of All Parking lots in Downtown Tacoma marked with storm clouds.

comments [8]  |  posted under comedy, garage, parking, tacoma


by Erik on 11/2/2007 @ 12:09pm
The parking garage needs to be replaced ASAP. How blightful.

by thriceallamerican on 11/2/2007 @ 12:29pm
Which bus, the 28 or the 57?

by NineInchNachos on 11/2/2007 @ 12:51pm
57 like the ketchup. Also today I was making a map at work looking down from googlemaps... it is amazing how many holes are gouged out of streets to make room for the little crappy parking lots.

by thriceallamerican on 11/2/2007 @ 12:57pm
I'm a 28'er myself. Or the 1. When I'm not 2-wheeled or hoofing it, that is...

by Erik on 11/2/2007 @ 3:34pm
Check out this google map for showing how empty downtown is:


Basically a series of parking lots and empty lots with rarely occuring buildings. Hence, the deadness.

by jenyum on 11/2/2007 @ 5:17pm
I was 5 minutes late picking my daughter up from school last week because I was stuck in a parking lot at Marlene's. No one would let anyone back out, because they had to get to the intersection three seconds earlier, where they would then have to wait five minutes to catch a break in traffic.

That whole area by the mall is built over a h3ll mouth, I think.

So, downtown could be worse. It could be South 38th Street!

by Erik on 11/3/2007 @ 9:46am

by Erik on 11/3/2007 @ 9:51am
So, downtown could be worse. It could be South 38th Street!

So true. At least downtown and some of the mixed use centers have the potential to be attractive to pedestrians. Most of 38th street is little more than one strip mall after another. Typically, tthere hundreds of cars on the road with no pedestrians. The entire area was made to move cars fast and is foreboding for pedestrians.


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