Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Oxford, UK or Mountain View, Ca
Motorists can't always judge whether their vehicle will fit a parking space. I'd say this was possibly asking for trouble. Better to reserve this 6ft of space for bikes, if it can be done safely - which it is in many places IMHO.
There is evidence (UK transport laboratories I think) that vehicles travel faster as lanes widen e.g. multi lane roads such as freeways/motorway. I'd like to see a big 12 foot bike lane, and 8ft lanes to the left of that
Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live.