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Parking Madness 2018 Championship: Hicksville vs. Lansing

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This is it, the final match of the Parking Madness 2018 tournament. The winner will be bestowed with the Golden Crater, eternal shame, and, hopefully, a kick in the pants to fix its sad, sad parking crater.

Separating themselves from this year’s pack of 16 parking-ravaged urban spaces are Hicksville, New York, and Lansing, Michigan.

It’s a contest between two classic parking crater types: the wasted potential of a park-and-ride rail station, in Hicksville, versus the state capitol complex in downtown Lansing, where parking perks have turned what should be a civic landmark into a glorified office park.

Hicksville

When you step off a train at the Long Island Railroad station in Hicksville, it’s not easy to walk anywhere without first traversing a parking lot.

Only about 13 percent of the 100 acres surrounding this station is occupied by buildings, according to Ryan Coyne, a member of the planning committee for

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