Every parking lot in the U.S. should have this feature.
The parking lot attached to Rosemont’s massive, new designer outlet mall, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, has this fantastic feature that I’ve never seen in all of my tourist attraction parking: little lights in front of each parking space. If there’s a car there, it’s red. If it’s open, it’s green.
Not only could I easily see if there was a parking spot available in the row I was near, I could glance at the rows a few rows in front of me to see if there was a closer one. I want to shop there again just because the parking lot was so convenient (and free for the first 2 hours — something that’s rare in pricey Rosemont).
For me, a big deterrent to visiting places like giant shopping malls, theme parks, or other mega attractions is the daunting parking situation. Not in Rosemont’s mall parking lot.