Mini Poll Results

Street Wise?

Do you follow “the rules of the road” when you are in a suburban-style parking lot?
  • 60%
    Always. Blinkers, arrows, yield to pedestrians, and keep right always apply.
  • 29%
    Usually. I’ll follow the rules, unless a great spot opens up in a crowded row.
  • 6%
    Seldom. Unless mall security is behind me, I’ll do whatever I want.
  • 5%
    Never. It’s private property.
Have you ever “lost” your car for more than 30 minutes in a public parking lot or garage?
  • 9%
    Yes, it happens all the time
  • 91%
    No
Did you “hang out” in a parking lot when you were young?
  • 19%
    Yes
  • 81%
    No
By preference, would you rather park in an off-street lot, in a garage, or on the street?
  • 29%
    In a lot
  • 36%
    In a garage
  • 36%
    On the street
Where do you park your car at night at home?
  • 51%
    In a garage
  • 17%
    In a private driveway
  • 6%
    In a private lot
  • 26%
    On the public street near my house
  • 0%
    Somewhere else
  • 0%
    Does not apply
Have you ever parked in two parking spots to make sure someone doesn’t “ding” your car with their door?
  • 8%
    Yes
  • 92%
    No
How many tries does it usually take you to get into a parallel parking spot?
  • 67%
    One
  • 27%
    Two
  • 4%
    Three
  • 0%
    Four or more
  • 2%
    Not even worth trying for me
Has your car been broken in to in a public place in the last two years?
  • 12%
    Yes
  • 88%
    No
Has anything worth more than $500 ever been stolen from your car?
  • 19%
    Yes
  • 81%
    No
Is there enough parking available in your neighborhood?
  • 79%
    Yes, enough
  • 4%
    Yes, too much
  • 16%
    No
Who uses most of the public parking spots in your neighborhood, visitors or residents?
  • 38%
    Visitors
  • 62%
    Residents
Which of the following parking lots would win your award for “wackiest marked space” in the City?
  • 13%
    City Museum, where you share space with MonstroCity and a kazillion SUVs
  • 16%
    Tiny off-street lot at Vito’s, where a grasp of geometry is a must
  • 16%
    Parking at a Cardinals game, where there is now dynamic pricing and season tickets
  • 28%
    Ted Drewes on Chippewa, where parking is actually easier than getting in to the lot
  • 2%
    Parking at a Rams game, where your car shares space with a grilling salcissa
  • 11%
    St. Louis Zoo, where some parkers act like the animals they have come to view
  • 15%
    City Hall, where musical gates generally prevail
Do you ever park in the bike lane?
  • 2%
    Yes, and they make double parking easier
  • 5%
    Yes, but only by accident
  • 94%
    No, never
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?
  • 32%
    Yes, certainly
  • 20%
    Yes, probably
  • 25%
    Yes, possibly
  • 22%
    No
Did you read that last question as a call for reform of the state’s gun laws?
  • 68%
    Yes
  • 32%
    No