Park sign. CC image from Pixel Jones.
We don’t manage our limited parking resources very well. However, that leaves us lots of room to improve our policies.
A recent Freakonomics podcast entitled ‘Parking is Hell’ provides a nice entry-level synopsis of the challenges involved in using market forces to better manage this valuable resource. The podcast
Continue reading Managing on-street parking: zoning is not the way
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Let’s take a trip up and down the Northeast Corridor and look at recent parking news. All three show some misunderstandings about parking, cities, and markets. Time for some Shoup reading assignments!
New York: Looking to discuss changes to the zoning code parking requirements in downtown Brooklyn, the New York Times comes
Continue reading Parking, misunderstood
Portland parking meter. CC image from Ian Broyles
Several tangentially related articles on parking over the past few weeks:
In a previous post on zoning and unintended consequences, I linked to an Oregon Public Broadcasting piece on zero-parking development in Portland, OR – taking advantage of a clause in the zoning code that removes the requirement
Continue reading More on parking requirements and impacts to the city
There’s been a horde of great parking posts in the last few days:
First, Jarrett Walker documents San Francisco’s new adventure in market pricing for on-street spaces:
The goal is to ensure that there’s always a space available, so that people stop endlessly driving in circles looking for parking. People will be able to check
Continue reading Parking, lots and lots of parking!