Some fascinating food for thought about our public right-of-ways and how we use them. Maybe it's time to reconsider why two-thirds of many streets are being used for parking instead of travel... or other purposes.
"Think about it. Most of us in single family neighborhoods have a proprietary relationship with the street parking spot in front of their house. We think: "someone is parked in MY spot." This is understandable on a logical level when there is a foot of snow outside and someone has shoveled out a spot, but it's much less understandable when it's just part of the city right-of-way.
Given that people do have this relationship with the parking spot in front of their house, what if we enabled them to do something other than park there?"