Useless cars

Cars in green

I am still adjusting to all the green that has appeared since winter. I really need to get out more during the day than at night. Actually, I just need to get out more.

Anyways, this photo was taken last Wednesday. Before reaching Saint-Denis street to go downtown I often go though streets in residential areas like this one. There are so many parked cars in front of those homes and they are quite useless.

In commercial areas, it’s fine to see a parked car, because you figure someone used it to go to work. Not that I like trucks but they are much more useful than those parked cars. There are way more cars on this blue planet than there needs to be.

I keep hearing from out of towners that Montreal’s public transportation is so great. Personnally, I hate the bus, but I still use it when I have to.

What we do now echoes in eternity. Although, it doesn’t do much to us now, it will affect the quality of life in following centuries, whether the lives are human or otherwise.

3 Comments so far

  1. JELIEL3 (unregistered) on May 29th, 2006 @ 8:22 am

    Agreed. To many cars especialy when with all the quads in our area (because you seem to live a few corners away from me) with many owning 2 cars but with only 2 parking spaces in front of the quadruplex. This leaves not enough space to park for anyone. And when you live near a metro station, folks from Laval use the free parking space to take the subway. At the end of the day, there’s never any parking space.

  2. RS (unregistered) on May 29th, 2006 @ 7:56 pm

    I commute outbound to Laval (for now), and when/if they do finish the Laval metro line, my car will also sit in front of my apartment during the day. Better for it to sit and not make pollution most of the time than to be driven every day, no? Isn’t that the true advantage of living in a city with a useful public transport system…isn’t this a good sign? These are (maybe) cars that would otherwise be driven to some stupid office park but instead (perhaps) their owners don’t need them every day.

  3. Dahlia (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 1:54 am

    They need to build a parking garage near keypoint metro stations so that cars don’t clog up the city streets, like the autopark in the South Shore. But in a city where public transportation is better than some cities (like say, New Orleans) and less confusing than most *coughnewyorkcitycough*, I wouldn’t really complain about their system. Montreal is a relatively small city with short distances, I don’t see a use for a car if you’re living on the island. Invest your 60 bucks and save a world of fortune on gas and car insurance, all you need is good winter clothing and an umbrella to confront the seasonal weather. This is where an iPod is of use during your 30 mins of commuting.

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