Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Parking lots are not parks

I know it has the word "park" in it, but a parking lot is not a park. Parking lots are for cars. Parks are for people, birds, bunny rabbits, slugs. Putting a stray tree here and there, or 10 square feet of salal doth not a habitat create. If you're going to pave, pave it all and get it over with. Then gather together the random bits of open space into one contiguous park. Now you have two habitats: asphalt and flourescent lights for the cars; and trees, grass, and yes, salal for the people, birds, and bunnies. Slugs get pitched back onto the asphalt.