Here is a fantastic idea that solves many of our downtown parking problems – Robotic Parking garages. Click on the link below to check out the website, or click here to view a video (from CNN). The advantages are:
– You can fit more cars in the garage because there is no need for ramps or significant space between cars.
– It is 100% secure because nobody has access to the car storage area; you can even leave your keys in the car!
– It eliminates the need to walk through a parking garage, which can be scary at night or if you are alone.
– It is exactly like having a valet, but no need to tip
Hey Dayton planners – perhaps you can look into this before building that next parking garage. This is the kind of thing that not only offers a better solution to parking, but also adds to the “cool” factor that would increase Downtown Dayton’s appeal.
Link: Robotic Parking – Automated Parking – Automatic Parking – Secure Parking – Gerhard Haag.