I received this from JP a couple of weeks ago, and kept forgetting to post it. The gist of it to me is that we have plenty of two things downtown: Parking spaces, and drivers too lazy to walk a couple of blocks. I suppose it might be sugar-coated, but that's the essence, isn't it?
"It is a common assumption amomg urban planners that the health of a city can largely be measured by the amount of acreage given over to surface parking. Here is a map of New Albany's surface lots (in red). I didn't calculate the percentage of acreage, but it looks well > 75%."
Thanks for the photo and frequent input, JP. I hate to see you guys leave, but good luck in the future.