Sunday, October 21, 2012

The View From My Window #5: Parking

Just glancing out my window the other day we got to see Ukraine parking at its most basic.  The first rule of parking in Ukraine is there are no rules.

Don't have enough space to parallel park between two cars?  Just create your own diagonal parking spot half on the curb, half off.  All the parking spots taken on your block?  Just create your own lane of parking spots on the sidewalk.  Do you live on a street with traffic going both ways?  Feel free to park your car on either side of the street in which ever direction you need to...just as long as you've got yourself a parking spot!  

1 comment:

  1. It's always good to be aware of the "parking on the sidewalk is a-okay" thing when walking in Ukraine (and Russia). I've been honked at a couple of times because it didn't occur to me that someone was going to drive up behind me on a sidewalk and want to park where I was standing. Silly me. :)