See Donald Shoup, author of The High Cost of Free Parking, speak about the critical reasons cities need to reform their parking policies.
Streetsblog is pleased to present the third episode in UCLA planning professor Donald Shoup’s ongoing inquiry into whether the Cato Institute’s free market principles extend to the realm of parking policy. Read Shoup’s previous replies to Cato senior fellow Randal O’Toole here and here. Dear Randal, In your September 1 post on Cato@Liberty, you mentioned […]
As TransitCenter and the Frontier Group reported last week, the federal government pays a huge $7.3 billion subsidy to people who drive to work by making commuter parking expenses tax exempt. There are countless reasons for Congress to scrap this poorly-conceived, congestion-inducing subsidy. While policymakers consider the big picture, they also ought to examine how […]
It’s a lot easier now to find a parking space in Portland. According to city records, available on-street parking spaces have increased about 10 percent since this summer, which among other benefits will probably bring millions in revenue to the city. How did they do it? By reforming a permit program for motorists with disabilities, which […]
"A free concert preview of the upcoming SF Opera Season. Free valet bicycle parking provided."
"Free valet bicycle parking provided."
The Wall Street Journal ran a piece this weekend by Conor Dougherty on the municipal move toward charging more for parking. It’s available online to paid subscribers only, but here’s a taste: As anyone who has ever circled the block for a marginally better spot knows, parking is an American obsession. It occasionally boils over […]