De Facto Park and Ride Lot, Del Mar and Valley in San Gabriel

You may recall that the venerable Norm's Restaurant at Del Mar and Valley shut down a few months back.  For a while, their parking lot was empty.  But over the past few weeks the lot has been filling up pretty much every weekday morning.  It's clear that commuters are using the lot as a de facto park and ride.  It makes sense, since the existing lot at Del Mar and Norwood is usually full well before 7 in the morning, and cars need to park all along the residential San Gabriel streets in the area.

It sure would be nice if the MTA and San Gabriel took this as a sign that what the area really needs is more park and ride parking!