The pandemic has not only led to a shortage of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, surgical masks, and now also parking space in NYC. For those who are concerned about travelling via public transportation would turn to cars. The increased car ownership is now fighting for free street parking with NYC restaurants looking to survive through public dining on sidewalks and street parking. Biker and pedestrians in NYC are also demanding more space in the city.
Vocabulary and samples sentences:
Shortage n. – situation where something cannot be obtained
- During the past year, households have to deal with shortages in alcohol, hand sanitizer, and surgical masks.
- The shortage of free parking in Taipei has always been an issue for car owners.
A ticket n. - piece of paper that gives the holder right to access ; a fine
- If you violate traffic regulations, you will get a ticket from the traffic police.
- Please pay your parking ticket at the kiosk when you leave the parking lot.
Pavement / sidewalk n. – the paved area where pedestrians walk on
- On busy streets, it is best for children to ride their bicycles on the pavement.
- Restaurants are taking over the sidewalk to offer outdoor dining with social distancing to customers.
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