A friend of mine — let’s call her, hmm, D-Money — lives in University Park. D-Money’s got a little Honda Metropolitan scooter she zips around town on, though “zips” may be the wrong verb since she tops out around 30 mph.
Anyway, we were talking the other day about scooter parking, in Snider Plaza and and other lots around the city. She doesn’t want to take up a full space with only one scooter, but also doesn’t want to get a ticket for parking it in a fire zone or on the curb.
Should University Park convert some parking spaces in scooter spaces, with, maybe, three slots per vehicle parking spot? Or would that just further enrage drivers and shop owners in Snider Plaza, where parking spaces are about as rare as Redskins fans? I left a message this morning for UP public works director Bud Smallwood to get his take; I’ll update accordingly.