Pricing

Blog post
December 4, 2011, 7pm PST

Bad planning simply extrapolates past trends: “We experienced 2% annual growth during the last decade, so we’ll assume that will continue into the future.” Good planning attempts to understand underlying factors that affect change. Such is the case with the price elasticity of vehicle travel, that is, the changes in vehicle travel caused by a change in transport prices (fuel, parking, tolls, insurance, etc.).

Todd Litman
April 24, 2011, 9am PDT
This video from <em>Streetfilms</em> looks into parking and explores why underpriced parking can be bad for cities.
Streetfilms
August 10, 2009, 2pm PDT
Gas taxes, parking charges, toll roads - these are the ingredients to making transit successful, according to experts who state that it's not enough to offer good transit - driving must become more expensive. Add to that high density land use.
Los Angeles Times