Shoup Op-Ed: Planners Can Help the Poor By Reducing Parking Requirements

Put another way, Shoup's case against parking requirements is that they make life harder for the poor.
March 4, 2016, 6am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Donald Shoup takes to the Opinion pages of The Washington Post to explain how parking requirements hurt people living in poverty, or, more specifically: "Parking requirements also undermine public transit and make life harder for people who are too poor to own a car."

According to Shoup, who references his work in the High Cost of Free Parking in the article, goes into more detail about the negative effects of parking requirements. Though the arguments pioneered by Shoup in the past have become more commonplace in planning circles, it's helpful to see how Shoup presents his case to the broader public. Also, Shoup concludes the op-ed with an appeal directly to planners:

City planners cannot do much to counter the inequality of wealth in the United States, but they can help to reform parking requirements that place heavy burdens on minorities and the poor.

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Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 in The Washington Post
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