Parking

May 16, 2011, 6am PDT
An architect takes a seat on the Wet Hollywood City Council, and offers his thoughts on density and parking in the city and where things went wrong.
Architect
May 8, 2011, 7am PDT
Cities of all population sizes were ranked by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Key to top-rated Seattle was its management of parking. 19 cities were cited from throughout the country.
The Atlantic Magazine
April 29, 2011, 8am PDT
Why is it so hard to build in New York City? Why are rents so expensive? It's partly because parking requirement are so onerous that developers are doing everything they can to avoid them, writes Noah Kazis.
Streetsblog
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
March 23, 2011, 8am PDT
Traffic plans for a new casino in downtown Cleveland could create a major improvement for the neighborhood -- or an indelible sore spot.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
March 15, 2011, 7am PDT
The Economist did not take lightly to reading The New Yorker's economics writer blast Manhattan's bike lanes so he could park his Jaguar for free. Ironically, Cassidy may have annoyed his fellow economists more than the 'bike lobby' that he targets.
The Economist
February 13, 2011, 1pm PST
A new report from NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy reveals that the parking minimums required for new developments are a significant part of why housing in New York is so expensive.
Streetsblog
January 25, 2011, 6am PST
Brookyln City Councilman David Greenfield is introducing legislation that would allow pregnant women special parking passes if they have a note from their doctor.
New York Daily News
January 2, 2011, 7am PST
Donald Shoup's market-based parking concept comes to another city, this time, Seattle.
The Seattle Times
November 1, 2010, 9am PDT
By providing real-time data about what actually happens in on-street spaces, the sensors can help enforce parking laws, move toward smart and flexible curbside pricing, and prevent cruising and traffic congestion.
Streetsblog
Blog post
October 26, 2010, 8am PDT

While critiquing one of my blog posts, Prof. Randall Crane asked: "Is any parking regulation a net social burden or only 1.75 spaces per Jacksonville, Florida apartment?" This question in turn is an example of a broader question: how do we resolve an issue when we don’t know, and perhaps have no way of knowing, the ideal empirical answer?

Parking regulation presents a classic example: looking at environmental harm alone, it seems to me clear that minimum parking requirements create some environmental harm by on balance encouraging driving, but also reduce environmental harm from "cruising" (motorists wasting time and fuel searching for parking spaces).*

Michael Lewyn
September 24, 2010, 9am PDT
In the last 2 years, New York's Broadway has given up 3.5 miles of traffic lanes and parking to bike lanes and pedestrian access, and gained a significant improvement in congestion and accident rates.
New Urban Network
September 20, 2010, 7am PDT
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) begins a two-year tryout of new parking technologies.
New Urban Network
September 12, 2010, 1pm PDT
Unlike at other beach resorts, the New Smyrna Beach traffic accidents happen on the beach itself. Sea turtles receive protection from the traffic allowed on the beach, but not children. On Sept. 5, a 4-year was run over fatally, the 2nd this year.
The New York Times - U.S.
August 26, 2010, 5am PDT
Urbanists have rightfully been wary of libertarianism in the past, says Stephen Smith, but a new crop of Jane Jacobs-loving libertarians could change that perception.
Market Urbanism
August 25, 2010, 12pm PDT
Higher parking meter prices have helped allow more people to park in the Brooklyn neighborhood even while easing congestion.
Streetsblog
August 24, 2010, 5am PDT
Los Angeles is planning to undertake a year-long experiment in demand-based pricing on parking in its downtown. The dynamic parking system will be put in place next summer.
Los Angeles Times
August 16, 2010, 10am PDT
This op-ed from <em>The New York Times</em> looks at the economics of free parking, and argues that many of those spaces should have a price tag.
The New York Times
August 4, 2010, 10am PDT
Neighbors are in uproar over a 71-unit affordable housing project planned on a bus-turnaround in a residential area of San Francisco because it provides only 7 parking spaces. Is smart growth planning getting ahead of itself by becoming top-down?
San Francisco Chronicle
July 31, 2010, 1pm PDT
San Francisco has begun a two-year test of variably-priced parking meters in an effort to see how pricing affects driving and parking decisions in parts of the city.
San Francisco Chronicle