From Matt Yglesias:
I never like to visit a place without checking out its local parking regulations.
Whoa, and I thought I was bad! (He is, of course, talking about minimum parking requirements for developers, not day-to-day rules for people looking to park their cars.)
If you’re feeling particularly optimistic today and feel like you need to correct that, take a look at his comments section. I posted this there as well, but I think it bears repeating: “It’s always amusing to me how [Yglesias’ commenters] seem to value ideological purity (i.e., opposing anything that moves anything towards the free market) over what are otherwise traditional progressive goals (helping the environment, reversing sprawl, revitalizing cities).” My favorite part is when someone calls him a “glibertarian.”