Letters to the Editor

Designate parking based on vehicle size

Picture this: You exit the store, loaded with a cart full of goodies, and head for your family sedan. Parked on each side of you is a monster vehicle — extended cab, 4X4, long-bed trucks. One looks like a Humvee on steroids.

You need to back out of the space, but can’t see in either direction.

Now, I’m not complaining about the vehicles — heaven knows if I was younger, I’d probably have one, but at age 79 I don’t think I could get in one.

Solution: Let’s have a designated parking for monster vehicles. (You can define the exact size, maybe something smaller than a limo.) There are areas for compact cars; why not for big ones? At any large store, you could have one or two lanes for large vehicle parking.

Imagine the beautiful sight of a row of monster vehicles side-by-side.

It is something to think about.

Larry Aspleaf

Cedar Rapids

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