The method by which we take back our cities from cars
Save road space. Park cars owned by residents away from the residence so that the space around the home is a safer place for kids to play. Walk from the garage to the residence and meet ones neighbours as one walks. Why not? No street out front means no parking problem. Add cafe, meet neighbours over a cup of coffee.
The photo captioned "The typical urban landscape in Los Angeles" is an argument FOR parking lots, apparently we need very large parking lots maybe even more of them.