Plenty of Parking to Be Found on the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year

Strong Towns completes another year of its critique of parking policies, brought to retail districts all over the country on the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.

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December 1, 2015, 7:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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By now, the #BlackFridayParking event is just as big—if not bigger—for parking policy observers as the actual day itself. The idea behind this exercise in social media-enabled, crowdscourced satire: that even on the busiest shopping day of the year, parking is too plentiful to fill any rational role in our communities.

Rachel Quednau provides the post that provides the highlights from this year's #BlackFridayParking event, which might be one of the best ways to work up the heart rate necessary to burn off some of the indulgences of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Quednau's survey of the #BlackFridayParking "highlights" features examples from every region and every typology.

Strong Towns provided a lot more coverage about parking policies leading up to the event on Friday, including a crowdsourced map of the local governments that have managed to roll back parking requirements in some, or all, of their community.

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