"Sloppy Nature" of Parking Study Could Hinder Reform
"[The Real Estate Board of New York]'s rationale for opposing parking maximums echoes DCP's own studies. Borrowing a line from DCP's 2009 residential parking study, [REBNY Senior Vice President Mike] Slattery argued that car ownership is independent of parking supply and instead determined mainly by household income. The implication is that parking maximums only lead to parking shortages, not to reduced car ownership and driving.
The argument is faulty (more on that below), yet DCP itself continues to perpetuate it."