Parallel Parking in the City and Twitter – Aug 3rd – Aug 9th, 2021

August 09, 2021



Parallel Parking in the City and Twitter – Aug 3rd – Aug 9th, 2021



“Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings.”
― Alice Miller



A wonderful colleague sent me this story from Curbed authored by P.E. Moskovitz, a journalist and an author of The Case Against Free Speech (haven’t read it nor his/her/their previous book).


The article is about the tweet that Peter Moskovitz or now PE Moskovitz posted about his most dexterous and seemly impossible parallel parking job in NYC.  You can read it here:  Aug 9, 2021 – The Parallel-Parking Job That Ignited the Internet

Their tweeted photo and caption got an avalanche of responses.  Including ones calling Moskovitz “objectively bad person” and others that she/he/they should go to jail for their parking job.


Obviously people were angry.  Perhaps venues like twitter, Instagram take us away from facing our own past and healing our own woods.  Thus, we attack others.  Especially when their previous views especially on gender or free speech are controversial.  Perhaps it is do to others and say to others what you want to be said and done to you?


Either way as Moskowitz says: “Before the internet, if someone posted a flyer on a lamppost advertising a book club to discuss a book you didn’t want to read, you likely would simply not attend. What would be the point?” Now it seems everyone is a critic finding something wrong with everything,  On this note, when we point fingers and attack and call others selfish, gas lighting or narcissistic, it is a truly a call to look within.  And always share the curb regardless our parking skills.


This week in parking on, todays headline addresses lack of EV Chargers in the USA.  “Nobody walks in LA, as the song goes. But if you do, there’s a decent chance in Los Angeles of finding a nearby electric-vehicle charging station.

Wander the poorer neighborhoods of San Antonio, Chicago or Baltimore, though, and you’re out of luck.”  “According to the study, only 47% of vehicles in the U.S. have access to dedicated parking in a garage or driveway.”


Forbes article,  (read it here: Aug 9, 2021 – Communities and Governments Want Fair Playing Field In EV Charging) mentions: If you build the charging stations, the electric vehicle (EV) purchasers will come.

That is the premise upon which the Biden administration is banking its promise to build 500,000 new charging stations to help move forward the tipping point towards the climate-friendly technology.

Where you build them – and accordingly, which EV purchasers you are encouraging – is the next question.”


And further: “Currently, EV ownership is skewed towards the affluent. Tesla TSLA +2.1% Model X owners, for example, earn an average of $143,000. More than 70% of this group is male, with a median age of 54. There are more than 1,000 Tesla super charging stations in the U.S., providing a private sector solution for this demographic.

The Biden administration is trying to address these energy justice issues in its ambitious $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan. The program – which is still being debated in Congress with no clear resolution in sight – would ensure that 40% of the overall benefits from clean energy would be for communities that have not historically been invested in.”


Only future will tell.  Especially when right now, we have more pressing priorities than switching us all to driving EVS.  Being kinder and less critical of one another and getting back to work, are some of these.


Have a blessed week.




Astrid Ambroziak


Creative Director

Parking Today

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