Originally Posted by Sausage Fingers
If you make a parking lot for a business and not many people park there, you are not very likely to view it as 'unused parking' but as YOUR parking. And the last thing people want is people parking in THEIR parking if you are not patronizing their business.
I agree about not using the parking directly in front of the businesses but being a local of the area I know that alot of the lot goes unused 90% of the time. I also believe that if enough foot traffic is going by these businesses they might even see people stop in and spend some money something to look into before another parking lot has to be built I believe that is where most overflow parking would go anyways.