They are given out on a seniority basis and apparently my number came up. I told our facilities person that since I have no use for such a thing personally I would like to be able to give it to my co-workers who carpool every day. No dice. I tried not to lay it on too thick with my response to this news, but it did annoy me.
I don't expect any special treatment as someone who rides his bike to work, and I don't feel slighted because I am unable to enjoy this "perk". I also know that the parking space in question is not mine to give away. I don't know who is going to get "my" space now, but I would not be surprised if it is someone who lives close enough to ride or take the bus and who will now feel encouraged to drive since it would no longer involve fighting for a parking space on Capitol Hill.
Maybe this belongs in the activism forum. All I know is that this is the kind of "fairness" I can really do without.