We have a little of everything in Livingston County – beautiful lakes, great schools, roundabouts of all shapes and sizes.
We also have some of the worst parking lots in the world. And it’s time to call them out.
Before we get to the list, it’s important to note that the horrible-ness of the parking lot appears to be in direct contrast to the quality of the businesses they serve. These are all great places. With bad parking lots.
So, without further ado, here’s one man’s list of the Five Worst Parking Lots in Livingston County.
1. Howell Post Office
When they knocked down the Michigan Avenue Middle School some 35 years ago to make way for the new Post Office, they could have spent a little more time designing a better parking lot.
There’s nothing right about this. It has angle parking, which I hate, because you always feel like you’re going to smash into someone or something when you back out. It’s small, it’s always crowded, and people attempting to park have to contend with people just driving through trying to drop off a letter in the mailbox.
2. University of Michigan Brighton Health Center
If you drive anything bigger than a Mini Cooper, good luck trying to get into this bad boy. It’s the smallest, tightest parking lot you’ve ever seen, and it can take a good five minutes of pulling in, backing out, pulling in, backing out just to get your car into a stall.
3. Tanger Outlet Mall, Howell
All the parking spots are on the inside of the lot, which means that if you’re trying to park your car, you have to slowly creep along the driveway next to the stores, hoping you don’t hit someone.
If you’re a pedestrian trying to get across that driveway to your car, it’s like a large-scale game of Frogger. “Run, kids! Run! Now!”
4. Kroger, Howell
This one has a little of everything that makes a parking lot bad. Whether you’re parking your car or walking to your car, it’s going to be stressful.
It’s really tight, it’s small, it’s hard to find a spot, and you always feel like you’re about to back into someone. And the door leading out of the Kroger store has two big brick pillars that hide pedestrians until the last second.
5. Walmart, Fowlerville
On the surface, this appears to have everything that makes a parking lot great. It’s spacious, it’s easy to get in and out of, and there are always plenty of spots.
It makes the Five Worst list for one reason, though – the parking lot is built on a small valley. It goes straight downhill, and then straight uphill. So when you come out and try to unload your groceries, your shopping cart always rolls away.
So, did we get it right? Which parking lots in Livingston County make YOUR Five Worst list? Leave us a comment below.