Parking is at a premium in downtown Walnut Creek. Bottom line, there are more cars than spaces. They have tried to address the problem by building parking garages, but I will only park in them when absolutely necessary, I think they are a huge hassle. Street parking is an issue for me because of my inability to parallel park. A couple of years ago I found this little lot that always has a space available. (No, I won't tell where it is. I don't want you parking there, it's my parking lot) It's close to all the places I like to shop, it's perfect, except that it has parking meters. (the meters are also the most expensive in town, $1.25 an hour. No wonder there's always a space) The meter maids literally sit and wait for your meter to run out so they can ticket you, I watched them do it today. Suddenly my little parking lot isn't feeling so perfect anymore, I may actually have to learn how to parallel park.