If the car is here to stay, then we should be as smart and “green” as possible about the parking we keep, writes Tom Condon in an opinion piece for the Hartford Courant

The Green Parking Council is a nonprofit supported by the country’s major parking companies and aims to do just this.  Based in New Haven, the organization’s mission is to green the parking business, to bring the industry to “environmental, technological and economic sustainability.”   They advocate for smart parking design, including using recycled materials, grey water reuse and water efficient landscaping.  They also champion parking spaces for bicycles, scooters and motorcycles, as well as electric car charging stations, reduced fees for small cars, and tire inflation stations (cars run more efficiently when the tires are properly inflated).

Perhaps ‘Green Parking’ Isn’t An Oxymoron