Earlier this week, new pavement and bike lane markings went down on the path connecting the western Queens waterfront to Queens Plaza. The path is still cluttered with illegally parked cars, but that's about to change, according to DOT.
The largest city in North America has done away with one of the biggest hidden subsidies for driving: minimum parking requirements. The new regulations will make housing more affordable, transit more convenient, and streets less congested.
In many American cities, free on-street parking remains more abundant than affordable housing. Despite the housing crunch spreading to more urban areas, the politics of parking threatens to keep it that way.