Dynamic Parking Prices Coming to Milwaukee

One of the key elements of progressive parking policy, as recommended by Donald Shoup, is on the way to the on-street parking meters in the city of Milwaukee.

1 minute read

September 14, 2018, 12:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

On-Street Parking

Michael Pereckas / Flickr

"The City of Milwaukee is poised to drastically change its metered parking policy in a move that will net the revenue-constrained city at least $2 million annually. It should also lead to cheaper parking in low-demand areas, and higher rates for in-demand spaces — and make it a little easier to find a parking space," reports Jeramey Jannene.

"The Common Council has already approved new meters and the city has begun installing them. Now, the Department of Public Works, which administers the city’s 7,076 metered spaces, is recommending a three-tier change to the city’s approach to metered parking," adds Jannene.

The article heads off potential public ire about paying more at parking rates by citing the research of Donald Shoup in the High Cost of Free Parking, the experience of other cities that have already adopted dynamic parking prices, and Milwaukee's own analysis of the idea.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Urban Milwaukee

Few passengers waiting in subway station with multiple platforms and "North Station" signs in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Transit Riders Report Safety Concerns

Almost three-quarters of current and former riders report feeling unsafe while using MBTA services.

September 18, 2023 - Hoodline

View of Interstate 205 bridge over Columbia River with Mt. Hood in background.

The Unceremonious Death of a Freeway Expansion Project

The end of an Oregon freeway project didn't get much fanfare, but the victory is worth celebrating.

September 19, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Wood frame house under construction

Houston Lot Size Reforms Yield Positive Results

New research shows that reducing lot size requirements helped create thousands of new homes.

September 17, 2023 - Pew Trusts

High-rise modern apartment buildings with green space in front courtyard with outdoor exercise equipment.

Architecture and the Housing Crisis

A new book brings architects into the housing discussion.

6 hours ago - Next City

Aerial view of Koreatown neighborhood in Los Angeles with downtown skyline in background.

New Los Angeles Rent Relief Program Targets Pandemic Debt

The program prioritizes the lowest-income tenants who accrued debt during the early part of the pandemic.

7 hours ago - LAist

Roadside city limit sign for Santa Clara, California.

‘Agrihood:’ An Urban Farm With Affordable Housing

California’s largest urban farm also provides 165 units of affordable housing for seniors and veterans.

September 25 - ABC 7 News