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  •  I knew a man who was one of the top (8+ / 0-)

    wheelchair racers in the world. One day when I was walking he stopped in his van to talk. He'd been looking for a handicap spot for almost an hour, because he can't get his chair out in a regular spot. All spots around were filled with non-plated or hang-tag cars. He was headed home because he could not find an available spot. The need is constant even when the spot is empty.

    "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H.L. Mencken, 1925

    by cv lurking gf on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 08:44:57 AM PDT

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    •  When I lived in Houston Texas, always seemed to (2+ / 0-)
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      me like more than half of the handicapped spaces would be occupied by non-plated/tagged cars.  Now that I'm in Cambridge, MA, seems much less common.  Though since I walk everywhere, and parking garages are the norm, may be that I see fewer lots with handicapped spaces, or that I just don't notice, or any number of other things (City parking more closely monitored than the malls/shopping centers near the suburb I used to live in, etc).

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