"Sloppy Nature" of Parking Study Could Hinder Reform

The New York City Department of City Planning wants to place maximums in the Manhattan core, but there's just one problem: its own two-year-old parking study. Noah Kazis reports on the faulty arguments against reform.

"[The Real Estate Board of New York]'s rationale for opposing parking maximums echoes DCP's own studies. Borrowing a line from DCP's 2009 residential parking study, [REBNY Senior Vice President Mike] Slattery argued that car ownership is independent of parking supply and instead determined mainly by household income. The implication is that parking maximums only lead to parking shortages, not to reduced car ownership and driving.

The argument is faulty (more on that below), yet DCP itself continues to perpetuate it."

Full Story: Flawed DCP Studies Might Undermine DCP’s Own Parking Reforms

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