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Old 08-21-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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I was wondering if anyone else besides me is tired of getting dents and scratches from Cincinnati area parking lots. But my question is: What would be the solution to preventing this from happening? Anyone have any ideas? Well, I have an idea on this matter and would welcome anyone else to share their ideas.

Actually, my idea came from the parking lot of the Showcase Cinemas Springdale 18: Cinema De Lux in Springdale, OH. For anyone who's ever been there, have you noticed that all their parking spaces are seperated by rectangular yellow-outlined blocks on both sides of each parking space which are about 18 inches wide or so? And these rectangular blocks provide plenty of space between each car. However, what I would like to know is: Why aren't other parking lots like this...and how could one go about trying to get other businesses to start having this extra space between cars in their parking lots? Anyone have any ideas?

Also, I've noticed that the new Evendale Super Wal-Mart on Cunningham Dr(off of Reading Rd) has extra wide parking spaces, even though they don't have rectangular yellow-outlined blocks on both sides of each parking space. However, their parking lot still provides that extra breathing room between spaces.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Park far away from the door. You get more exercise that way, too.
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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Park far away from the door. You get more exercise that way, too.
lol! ...
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:58 AM
 
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CincyDave, I'm with ya! I guess parking lot owners would be reluctent to reduce the number of parking spaces so that extra space could be made for each current space. The simple answer would be for everyone to be careful as they enter/exit their vehicles, but that's unrealistic. Certainly the larger vehicles we have nowadays (SUVs, pickups. Even cars) are longer and wider than the parking spaces in older lots. I subscribe to the "park farther out" where there are fewer cars (usually) theory.
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Cincy/NKY
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I hate door dings!!!! My 2006 car has atleast 5 or 6.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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CincyDave, I'm with ya! I guess parking lot owners would be reluctent to reduce the number of parking spaces so that extra space could be made for each current space. The simple answer would be for everyone to be careful as they enter/exit their vehicles, but that's unrealistic. Certainly the larger vehicles we have nowadays (SUVs, pickups. Even cars) are longer and wider than the parking spaces in older lots. I subscribe to the "park farther out" where there are fewer cars (usually) theory.
I wanted to say thank you to the thoughtful posts in this thread. But, Crew Chief, I wanted to mention that the larger vehicles that you mentioned aren't necessarily the culprits for dents and scratches since a lot of those vehichles have doors that slide open rather than swing open. Also, during the few times when I have actually "caught" the culprits in the act so to speak, the vehichles used have always been regular sized vehichles.

Also, for those who are interested in this topic, I wanted to suggest calling the "800" customer service telephone numbers to places that you frequent and suggest to them about having wider parking spaces and to also give examples(like I did in this thread) of businesses or places that already do have wider parking spaces in their parking lots. ....Customer comments are very important to businesses.

Additionally, I wanted to share some information that I saw on the internet about a new technology for new automobiles called, um, "Self-healing paint"...

http://autos.aol.com/article/sedan/_a/new-car-features-are-cool/20080825110509990001

But I guess for corporations to even develop such a technology is a reflection of customer concern....which is at least one expression for a potential solution to an unwanted problem.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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I was wondering if anyone else besides me is tired of getting dents and scratches from Cincinnati area parking lots.
Best quote of the year! As if this is a Cincinnati problem! lol
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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I really try to pick stops where they seems to be a lot of room or I just park out a little further. People are very rude who don't look out for the cars around them.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Park far away from the door. You get more exercise that way, too.
yea a country mile
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