Deseret News
Letter to the Editor

Let me start with the positives of parking in Provo: It was a great design, 80 years ago. Now that that’s out of the way, the parking in Provo is absolutely terrible. There isn’t enough of it, the lines are too short if you drive anything bigger than a Toyota Corolla, you need a permit to park anywhere and it’s completely unorganized. Just last week, my cousin got towed because he parked in an unmarked spot that apparently Liberty on Freedom has deemed you can’t park in. I don’t know if we’re just trying to create jobs by hiring more parking police by creating more restricted spots, but something has got to change. Obviously, Provo is not getting any smaller anytime soon, so it would probably be a good idea to think of something. Now as I’ve pondered long and hard on how to solve this age-old problem, I think I’ve solved it. Parking garages. I come from Las Vegas where there are a lot of people, and we use parking garages. They are these great things where you can use tall buildings to put lots of layers of cars on top of each other without losing square footage. Just look at City Creek and its success with parking. Let’s put in some parking garages.

Koy Harris