Europe Comes Down Hard on Cars
Michael Kodransky and Gabrielle Hermann of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy are behind the report.
New Urban Network summarizes:
"In the past few decades, many people "grew tired of having public spaces and footpaths occupied by surface parking," they say. "In dense European cities, a growing number of citizens began to question whether dedicating scarce public space to car parking was wise social policy, and whether encouraging new buildings to build parking spaces was a good idea.""
Kodransky and Hermann write that ""The impacts of these new parking policies have been impressive: revitalized and thriving town centers; significant reductions in private car trips; reductions in air pollution; and generally improved quality of life."