Unique ‘genius’ parking lot feature has people saying it should be everywhere

  • A shopping mall parking lot in Australia has a feature that’s being branded so ‘genius’, it should be introduced everywhere
  • Instead of a simple white line between each space, it has adopted rectangular boxes
  • It’s simple, effective, and would make parking a whole lot easier

Published on Feb 02, 2024 at 4:46 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Feb 09, 2024 at 1:36 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

It’s crossed all of our minds – parking lot spaces are getting smaller but vehicles are getting bigger.

There’s nothing more frustrating than finding a space, only to realize the cars parked either side are so close to the line, you’ll never be able to open your doors.

It’s a regular occurrence, but a parking lot in Australia is going viral for its ‘genius’ feature to combat the problem.

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The parking lot, at the Glebe Hill Village Shopping Centre in Tasmania, has adapted its parking spaces.

Instead of just using a simple white line between each space, it’s marked out rectangular boxes.

This means that instead of the white line that’s just a few centimeters wide, there’s a foot or two between them – something which brings several benefits.

For starters, it means that when you park in one of these spaces, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be able to crack your door and get out.

It also lowers the chances of opening your door and hitting the car next to yours, or vice versa, accidentally leaving a dent behind.

What’s more, it also makes the process of pulling in and out of the space much easier, as there’s more room to reposition your car and make turns.

After all, we don’t all own a BMW with Artificial Intelligence that can help you park without being in it, or a robot that can physically lift your car and park it for you.

Of course, there is one drawback to the unique solution – there will be fewer overall spaces in the parking lot, but most people will agree it’s a trade-off worth making.

It comes as no surprise that photos of the lot posted on the Tasmania Parking Fails Facebook page are attracting rave reviews.

Some commented are calling it “genius”, while other locals are labelling the lot an “absolute elite parking experience”.

We won’t be the only ones keeping our fingers crossed that we start seeing this cool feature in other lots around the world, not just in Australia.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.