A more visual, timechart-based street parking sign
Parking signs are confusing. I’ve gotten one-too-many $95 tickets because I thought I read the sign right but apparently didn’t. It shouldn’t have to be this complicated.
The only questions drivers have are:
1. “Can I park here now?”
2. “For how long?”
My strategy was to visualize the blocks of time when parking is and isn’t allowed. I kept everything else the same — the colors, the form. My intention was to show how big a difference a small but thoughtful change can make. I tried to stay mindful of the constraints that a large organization like the Department of Transportation might face for a change as seemingly small as this.
In early 2014, I posted a prototype in my neighborhood. People seemed to like it. It was even covered in The Atlantic’s April 2014 issue. See how the design and the project evolves at toparkornottopark.com