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Four Parking Spots for Every Car in Phoenix
An estimated 10% of the land region in metro Phoenix is parking. "4.27 spaces for every registered vehicle, according to Christopher Hoehne and a team of researchers who will soon publish their findings in the academic journal Cities," Angie Schmitt writes for Streetsblog.
Hoehne's work finds that the amount of parking in the city exploded between 1960 and the recession. "Since 2008, the growth in the number of parking spaces has slowed considerably — increasing by just .44 percent, compared to a growth rate of 5 percent between 1960 and 2000," Schmitt reports.