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How to Repair a Parking Crater in Three StepsBy Donald Shoup |
[Before we started up the bracket for this year’s Parking Madness tournament, I got in touch with Donald Shoup, who literally wrote the book on parking reform, and asked him to pick the worst parking crater in the field of 16. Here’s his response, packaged with some advice for cities that have a parking crater problem. — Angie Schmitt] All the entries […]
If Americans Paid for the Parking We Consume, We’d Drive 500 Billion Fewer Miles Each YearBy Angie Schmitt |
Most parking spots might cost you nothing, but parking is never really free. We just pay for it in ways that are completely divorced from our actual consumption of parking.
Shoup to O’Toole: The Market for Parking Is Anything But FreeBy Streetsblog |
We’re reprinting this reply [PDF] from UCLA professor Donald Shoup, author of the High Cost of Free Parking, to Randal O’Toole, the libertarian Cato Institute senior fellow who refuses to acknowledge the role of massive government intervention in the market for parking, and the effect this has had on America’s car dependence. It’s an excellent […]
Fun Facts About the Sad State of Parking PolicyBy Noah Kazis |
Surface parking stretches halfway to the horizon in the heart of downtown Wichita, Kansas. Image: Wichita Walkshop via Flickr. If you haven’t checked out the ITDP parking report we covered yesterday, it’s a highly readable piece of research, walking you through parking policy’s checkered past and potentially brighter future. In addition to describing six cases […]
How Shared Parking Can Reduce Housing Costs and Cut TrafficBy Angie Schmitt |
To reduce the amount of parking in new construction, Seattle is looking to make more efficient use of existing parking.
Carless Renters Forced to Pay $440 Million a Year for Parking They Don’t UseBy Angie Schmitt |
Many residents of American cities can’t escape the high cost of parking, even if they don’t own cars. Thanks to policies like mandatory parking requirements and the practice of “bundling” parking with housing, carless renters pay $440 million each year for parking they don’t use, according to a new study by C.J. Gabbe and Gregory Pierce in […]