The High Cost of Free Parking

The High Cost of Free Parking

Book - 2005
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Off-street parking requirements are devastating American cities. So says the author in this no-holds-barred treatise on the way parking should be. Free parking, the author argues, has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion, but end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the economy, and degrading the environment. Ubiquitous free parking helps explain why our cities sprawl on a scale fit more for cars than for people, and why American motor vehicles now consume one-eighth of the world's total oil production. But it doesn't have to be this way. The author proposes new ways for cities to regulate parking, namely, charge fair market prices for curb parking, use the resulting revenue to pay for services in the neighborhoods that generate it, and remove zoning requirements for off-street parking.
Publisher: Chicago : Planners Press, American Planning Association, c2005
ISBN: 9781884829987
1884829988
Branch Call Number: History 307.76 SHO
Additional Contributors: American Planning Association

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CASHIN85
Feb 11, 2019

An excellent lesson on the economics of urban real estate and land usage. All urban economists and planners should read this book.

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