Finding a parking spot in China’s overcrowded cities can often be a real pain, but, as one Harbin motorist shows, the key is to go after the spaces that nobody else would ever think to take.
Photos of a car squeezed into a ludicrously narrow alleyway have gone viral on the Chinese internet recently with many netizens voicing their common concern with the dramatic lack of parking spaces that drove the car owner to such an extreme place.
The brave parker is a 22-year-old woman surnamed Zhao, who decided that after spending so much of her life searching for a decent parking space in the downtown streets of Harbin, she would rather just carefully pull into the entranceway of her apartment building, leaving only 5 centimeters of clearance on either side, and then exit via the sunroof. The Fujian God of Parallel Parking would certainly be impressed.
However, her choice in parking spots has somewhat inconvenienced her fellow neighbors and the property management company has warned Zhao against parking there again, reports iFeng.
Chinese drivers have often been known to go to some pretty incredible lengths to find a space to park their vehicles:
And this has also been known to backfire, once or twice.
It’s the kind of thing that just makes you want to go out and build a giant subterranean parking lot underneath your home; however, a cheaper option would be to just buy a chicken.
[Images via Weibo]