This yard, in contrast, shows a great use of the narrow parking strip space with raised beds for strawberries.
The homeowner attached reflective panels to the beds on the street side for greater visibility when people park their cars. The beds are built around the water meter.
Note: some city may have restrictions on whether structures can be added to a parking strip; check with your town first if you're thinking of making garden boxes there. (How I feel about such nitty-gritty oversight is a post for another day!)
I'm always on the prowl for productive uses of the parking strip, and would love to learn what ideas you've seen or implemented. Strawberries taste better than grass, don't you agree?