Consider parking at a store in the double parking slots. This works only when both slots are available. Enter as you normally would into the chosen space, but continue on to the other side so the front of the car is facing the parking lane.
This eliminates two times of accelerating (once to back up, and once to start up again forward), by simply being able to pull out forward.
Sure, you might have to park farther out, but I usually do that anyway to avoid unwanted door dings, and I get a little more physical activity in my day. Hope this helps!
by cemnei on November 13 2008
this tip works for 84% of voting Fuelly members.