Skip to comments.Plum Parking Spot for Going Green (JC Penney)
Posted on 08/01/2009 7:44:31 AM PDT by Vortex
You've seen up-close parking reserved for handicapped drivers or expectant mothers, but a new parking restriction is popping up in Collin County: hybrid-only parking. In an effort to help the environment, the new JC Penney in Fairview has preferential parking for low emitting, fuel efficient vehicles.
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Guess where I won’t be shopping this Christmas season...
How do they intend to enforce this? If somebody parks his Hummer there are they going to be towed?
JC Penny is off my shopping list. Sorry to the folks working there.
Here in So CA. some chain restaurants are doing likewise...next-to-the-door spaces are “Reserved for Green Vehicles”.
I park my SUV in these spaces. It’s dark green.
This kinda crap really pisses me off. let's see, I ride my bike to work. I usually only drive on the weekends and that's when we all pile into the car (not a hybrid) to go somewhere together, often shopping. Monday morning, the environmentally unfriendly non-hybrid is parked and I'm back to pedaling my bike. I can get away with one tank of gas a month.
Yet, I have to pay for my parking because I'm not environmentally conscious like the hybrid owner who drives to work every day?
I rarely jump on the boycott wagon but I certainly would not patronize this shopping center and I'd let them know exactly why I'd be taking my business elsewhere. And in this economy, I'm sure there's many establishments who would happily take my business.
Same here in Austin, but it’s expected here. This is THE loony libtard capital of Texas.
It never ceases to amaze me how idiotic some companies can be. Didn’t WalMart and Ford try pandering to the Diversity/Gay crowd here a while back? I don’t remember that going to well. I always thought putting out a good product at a good price and running your business in an ethical manner would get you ahead. Maybe I’m outdated, but it seems like more and more businesses are getting on these political bandwagons, and with very few exceptions, I don’t think it is a smart business move.-—JM
Gee, my compact gets 50% better mileage.
Gonna let me park there, Penneys...?
I dunno about your JCPenney...but mine (and the catalog that I receive from them) sell nothing that would even be remotely construed as a truck or car part.
That said, I have bought furniture from their catalog...and guess what??? Rather than pay for their delivery service...I drove my BIG SUV to their loading dock and picked up my own furniture (my extended body Chevy Trailblazer holds a bedroom dresser nicely). It also has been used to do our own transport of a dishwasher; take kids (in one load/trip!!!) to college. Try that with a itty bitty Prius (or as Matt and Trey at South Park would say, Pious). I can also haul seven people (the occupants of two or possibly three cars!!!) so I am MORE efficient.
Take that JCP!
Note to Penneys: And my compact ain’t a hybrid.
It’s just weird. You’d think that all these “green” drivers would not mind WALKING the 100’ or so to the door...
This may be JCP’s idea, or it may be part of their redevelopment permit from the city.
yeah I realized after the post, that dept. failed few years back..they still sell gas outdoor heaters though
(I was gonna quip see how fast it works?...but knew that would’ve flew)
I would have thought the "green" spaces would be those closest to the parking lot entrance.
I’ll be sure to park my big SUV in one of those spaces whenever I see one.
I wonder if people are ever going to become angry at constantly being manipulated: i.e. “if you do X we will give you Y” The media has its teasers: i.e. “wait until we tell you about Z” Frankly this is becoming tiresome. I stopped listening to one radio station because they over used the technique.
Ever seen those spots that say subcompact only. My Honda Pilot just barely fits in those spots.
LOL. Too bad my snow plow is red.
Our college just built a building that is going for Leeds Platinum certification. The two closest rows to the building say HOV, while the next two rows say AFV. It stands for High Occupancy Vehicle and Alternate Fuel Vehicle. I think it’s a Leeds requirement. I have no idea if it’s enforceable, like a handicapped space is.
It’s not enforceable unless the legislature passes a bill making it like a handicapped slot. I intend to park my Nissan Titan truck in one of these spots every opportunity I have. I DARE them to tow me!
Since my car doesn’t qualify for cash-for-clunkers, I guess I can park in one of the ‘green’ spaces with a clear conscience.
This is Texas. Am I going to park in the free garage, or leave my car out in the sun at a metered space in the summer sun. (Hint, when I go there, I park in the free garage.)
I didn’t know the mall with the JC Penny was open yet. Last time I drove past, it was still a construction zone.
Good for you. What are they going to do--tow your car? And they'd better hope your vehicle doesn't get vandalized in their parking lot.
I just don't understand a business wearing an ideology on its sleeve. You're certain to make some happy, but it's a fact that dissatisfied customers will tell more people (about 6x) about their bad experience than satisfied customers will. OK, certain fashions cater to certain political ideologies, but a department store chain?
Who defines Hybrid, anyway? What if I bolt on parts from another vehicle. Based on my farming upbringing, that would make it a hybrid, right?
Or I just put on a sticker or little chrome tag that says “Hybrid”. So there. Are they going to get a search warrant to look under my hood, and then get a professional engineering analysis to disprove my claim?
>>Or I just put on a sticker or little chrome tag that says Hybrid.
That is an excellent idea! My Dodge pickup is about to become a hybrid.
I guess I’ll drive my evil, diesel-swilling SUV to another store. Morons.
Better yet......maybe I’ll park my evil, diesel-swilling SUV ON TOP OF a hybrid parked in that “hybrid only” spot. Yeah, that’s the ticket. I’ve always said those hybrids are nothing more than a speedbump. Morons.
You mean like curtain rods for the back? I'm having trouble with that.
Are they going for LEED-Existing Building certification? That would earn them a point or two...
Why limit these spaces only to hybrids. My Mazda 3 gets nearly 30 mpg in city driving and in highway driving gets better mileage than my wife’s hybrid Mercury Mariner.
Thanks, J.C. Penny, for letting us know where you stand.
Greenism is a perversion of the religious sentiment.
By the way, you’re off my Christmas shopping list. And I’ll tell all my friends.
>>”Greenism is a perversion of the religious sentiment.”
The new Amerikan Nomenklatura. Special privileges for the “elite” true believers in the religion of climate change.
p.s. I think they pronounce “Prius” wrong. They say “pree-us. It should be “pry-us.” As in “They will never ‘pry-us’ out of our SUVs and pickups.”
These poor "green" customers are going to get fat because they don't have to walk far enough.
(How much you wanna bet the little hypocrites will take the spots?)
......and you should let them know why you won’t be shopping there.
Saw this on the news last night. Thought about driving the ol’ Suburban up there just to park it and walk the dog around the area. Would be nice if it was actually green, but it’s not. It’s black. I guess I could claim that my black car was being discriminated against due to its color...
Post pictures of your planetkiller car in one of these spots. Will award the Brass Figlige with Bronzed Oakleaf Palm for a picture of a beat up 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood parked in the "green zone".
Second prize awarded for any AMC product.