Mini Poll: Parking Lots of Questions


Do you follow “the rules of the road” when you are in a suburban parking lot?


Always. Blinkers, arrows, yield to pedestrians, and keep right always apply:
 62%
Usually. I’ll follow the rules, unless a great spot opens up in a crowded row:
 27%
Seldom. Unless mall security is behind me, I’ll do whatever I want:
 6%
Never. It’s private property:
 5%

 


Have you ever “lost” your car for more than 30 minutes in a public parking lot or garage?


Yes:
 18%
Yes, it happens all the time:
 1%
No:
 81%

 


Did you “hang out” in a parking lot when you were young?


Yes:
 15%
No:
 85%

 


By preference, would you rather park in an off-street lot, in a garage, or on the street?


In a lot:
 30%
In a garage:
 34%
On the street:
 36%

 


Where do you park your car at night at home?


In a garage:
 53%
In a private driveway:
 19%
In a private lot:
 4%
On the public street near my house:
 23%
Somewhere else:
 1%
Does not apply:
 0%

 


Have you ever parked in two parking spots to make sure someone doesn’t “ding” your car with their door?


Yes:
 7%
No:
 93%

 


Is your car equipped with or does your garage contain a "parking system"?


Yes, my car beeps:
 10%
Yes, I stop when I hit the piece of wood/tennis ball, garage stoplight:
 5%
No:
 85%

 


How many tries does it usually take you to get into a parallel parking spot?


One:
 74%
Two:
 20%
Three:
 3%
Four or more:
 1%
Not even worth trying for me:
 2%

 


Has your car been broken in to in a public place in the last two years?


Yes:
 24%
No:
 76%

 


Has your car been broken in to near your home in last five years?


Yes:
 20%
No:
 80%

 


Has anything worth more than $500 ever been stolen from your car?


Yes:
 14%
No:
 86%

 


New parking lot rules in the City of St. Louis will require owners of licensed off-street parking lots to have an attendant and secure the space. Do you generally approve of these new rules or oppose them?


Approve:
 85%
Disapprove:
 15%

 


Is there enough parking available in your neighborhood?


Yes, enough:
 75%
Yes, too much:
 3%
No:
 21%

 


Who uses most of the public parking spots in your neighborhood, visitors or residents?


Visitors:
 33%
Residents:
 67%

 


Which of the following parking lots would win your award for “wackiest marked space” in the City?


City Museum, where you share space with MonstroCity and a kazillion SUVs:
 19%
Tiny off-street lot at Vito’s, where a grasp of geometry is a must:
 12%
Ted Drewes on Chippewa, where parking is actually easier than getting in to the lot:
 27%
Parking at Rams games, where your car shares space with a salcissa:
 3%
St. Louis Zoo, where some parkers act like the animals they have come to view:
 11%
City Hall, where musical gates generally prevail:
 28%

 


Do you think that state laws allowing people to carry guns combined with regulations banning guns in some public places have contributed to the rash of car break-ins as thieves ransack cars looking for weapons?


Yes, certainly:
 13%
Yes, probably:
 13%
Yes, possibly:
 37%
No:
 37%

 


Have you ever used one of Metro’s park and ride lots to park and ride?


Yes:
 53%
No:
 43%
No, not to park and ride, but I have parked in one:
 4%

 


Would you leave your bicycle in an airport parking lot?


Yes, if there were someplace to lock it:
 33%
No:
 67%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.