I always thought that the black color of the parking lot was due to the natural color of asphalt. But the streaks of black on the yellow rubber bumpy pad appear to be paint.
If the lines and parking spaces in these lots are painted, wouldn’t it make sense to paint the larger areas white? I understand that large white areas of pavement help cool the surroundings. There is a pilot project in California to see if this white pavement can provide relief from the heat.