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:
 58%
Usually. I’ll follow the rules, unless a great spot opens up in a crowded row:
 30%
Seldom. Unless mall security is behind me, I’ll do whatever I want:
 7%
Never. It’s private property:
 4%

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

Yes:
 23%
Yes, it happens all the time:
 1%
No:
 76%

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

Yes:
 18%
No:
 82%

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

In a lot:
 22%
In a garage:
 32%
On the street:
 46%

Where do you park your car at night at home?

In a garage:
 54%
In a private driveway:
 18%
In a private lot:
 5%
On the public street near my house:
 22%
Somewhere else:
 0%
Does not apply:
 1%

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

Yes:
 12%
No:
 88%

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

One:
 71%
Two:
 23%
Three:
 4%
Four or more:
 0%
Not even worth trying for me:
 3%

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

Yes:
 14%
No:
 86%

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

Yes:
 21%
No:
 79%

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

Yes:
 17%
No:
 83%

Is there enough parking available in your neighborhood?

Yes, enough:
 81%
Yes, too much:
 6%
No:
 13%

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

Visitors:
 36%
Residents:
 64%

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:
 17%
Parking at a Cardinals game, where you can now park on a future phase of Ballpark Village:
 7%
Ted Drewes on Chippewa, where parking is actually easier than getting in to the lot:
 25%
Parking at Rams games, where your car shares space with a grilling salcissa:
 2%
St. Louis Zoo, where some parkers act like the animals they have come to view
 15%
City Hall, where musical gates generally prevail:
 14%

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:
 24%
Yes, probably:
 18%
Yes, possibly:
 24%
No:
 34%

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