Slice of Life: Worst. Parking. Evar.

Remember those films from the 50’s and 60’s showing hordes of Chinese people flowing through their cities on armies if bicycles? Based on this photograph of the parking situation at Northwestern University, that must be what it looks like just before classes start each morning.


Bicycles on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston

At least the guy who found a convenient spot in the tree used his kickstand to keep the rest of his bike from marring the bark.

Remarkably, this wasn’t the only place we saw this on our recent meander around the campus.

Author: Editor

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