February 10, 2004

More Intelligent Parking Lot Design

Category: Urban Planning

Sedona, AZ: It's a stretch to say any parking lot will ever be "beautiful", but there are a lot of really easy ways to make them better. In Sedona Arizona, this otherwise ordinary parking lot (wisely hidden behind a row of buildings) has had its walls painted a similar color to the beautiful red rocks for which Sedona is famous.

It's a minor cosmetic step, but it makes a world of difference. The planters and the gate (though a bit cheesy) help too.

Posted by Nick at February 10, 2004 8:28 PM

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Isn't just about everything in Sedona this color though?

Posted by: paul at February 17, 2004 12:13 AM

Any amount of painting won't make that park lot pretty when its full of the SUV's Arizonans love to drive. When I was in AZ last July visiting my mom, I too thought that much of the design for parking lots and roads was tasteful, but didn't make up for the sprawl and congestion.

Posted by: Ben The Geographer at February 25, 2004 5:15 PM