Here is more out-of-the-box thinking to solve the parking and traffic problem in Laguna Beach. Call your wheels with your Smartphone app. Brought to you by those urban grunge kids in Seattle, car2go is a car-share program that allows anybody with a membership ($35 registration) to telephone their wheels and drive away.
Cities benefit because visitors don’t park their personal vehicle on Laguna’s streets. Residents don’t either. All those extra cars that choke Laguna streets remain at home in the garage, or sold at auction. No need to build a $55 million parking garage.
So you are in Laguna and need wheels to get around? Call laguna.car2go.com. Pick-up your wheels in five easy steps: Use the car2go Smartphone App, walk around the block, get-in, go, (38cents/minute), park.
One more tool from the traffic tool kit brought to you by creative planners from Seattle. “Get in. Go. Park. It’s as simple as that.” See http://seattle.cars2go.com.
Les Miklosy, Laguna Beach