We have a lot of parking! In some cities, 11 off-street spaces for every household. Even the downtowns of compact, mid-size New England cities like Providence use 15% to 20% of this prime real estate as surface lots.
The dank Grotto beneath Cogswell Tower, the silent generators of the hydroelectric station on the Blackstone River, the cavernous, empty auditorium of the Elks' Hall: these spaces, once secret, are now places that we know.
Over several days in November, we installed the piece. Tape is a great medium: highly portable, easy to handle, versatile, visually powerful and fast. It requires no tools beyond an olfa knife. And sticking up the tape induces a kind of zen state.
Urban areas that combine wide streets with flat topography, longish distances and a mild climate are perfect fits, in theory, for scooters. The challenge in New England is compact, hilly geographies and increasingly unpredictable winters.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!