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Parking Madness 2015: Asheville vs. Syracuse

Only two spots remain in the Elite Eight of Streetsblog's Parking Madness bracket. Yesterday, the parking fields by GM headquarters along the Detroit waterfront prevailed over the parking crater around the BART station in Bay Area suburb Walnut Creek.

Today, Asheville, North Carolina, faces Rust Belt stalwart Syracuse.

Asheville

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This entry comes to us from the fine folks at Kostelec Planning, who identify it as "downtown Asheville's 'South Slope' area":

That's the transit center in the middle. Luckily, the city is looking at wholesale redevelopment of the area but the conversation has already started to revolve around 'parking problems.'

A bit more perspective:

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Syracuse

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Submitter Marshall Allen tells us:

This image is of downtown Syracuse just south of the I-690/I-81 interchange. This elevated highway goes through the heart of the city and since its inception, the land immediately adjacent to the highway, has suffered the consequences of low property values for 50 plus years. Additionally, Syracuse's economy is well past its prime. These two things have combined to create this horrific parking crater in the heart of New York state's Central City.

Here's an aerial view of the western half of this crater:

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Which parking crater is worse? Vote below.

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