Los Angeles: An Echo Park Man Is Taking a Stand Against People Who Are Bad at Street Parking

One Echo Park resident is taking on idiot parallel parkers. Derek Boonstra, 36, has lived in the neighborhood for 13 years, and he says parking has gotten worse and worse.

“I’ll have to drive around for 20 or 30 minutes to find a space,” says Boonstra, a documentary filmmaker.

Part of the issue, Boonstra says, is that people park inefficiently and inconsiderately, leaving too much space between their car and other cars, allowing fewer parked cars to fit on the street.