Parking Management

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Hong Kong Parking Plan Denounced as 'Wasteful'

Hong Kong's leaders want to build more parking for the growing number of private vehicles, but transportation experts suggest parking management could be a faster and more affordable solution.

April 26, 2021 - Transit Jam


Housing First; Cars Last

Underutilized parking lots are a costly waste. By managing parking more efficiently, cities can free up land to house people rather than cars.

January 7, 2021 - Todd Litman

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Parking Planning Paradigm Shift

More efficient parking management can benefit everybody, including motorists, businesses, residents, and any planner who becomes an expert on this subject, as I can report from experience.

July 5, 2018 - Todd Litman

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Guess Who's Disrupting the Parking and Valet Business

Ride hailing reduces the need for parking services, as well as parking spaces, and parking companies are feeling the effects. New data comes from a major U.S. parking management company based in San Diego, thanks to the Union-Tribune.

February 27, 2018 - San Diego Union-Tribune

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Fun Parking Facts

Parking requirements are the dark matter of the urban universe: they affect transport and land use in mysterious ways. These fun facts illustrate the costs and impacts of economically excessive parking supply.

January 29, 2018 - Todd Litman


Revitalized Neighborhood in Cincinnati Wants to Keep Parking for Free

The age-old controversy over the cost of parking in heating up in East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati.

April 15, 2017 - Cincinnati Business Courier

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How a European Capital Moved Toward Sustainable Transportation

How did Vienna, Austria, substantially reduce car trips while increasing bicycling and trips taken by public transportation over 25 years? A new paper published in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation provides answers.

January 16, 2017 - International Journal of Sustainable Transportation

Pensacola, Downtown Arts District

Does Downtown Pensacola Need More Parking? Maybe. Probably Not.

A study funded by the city of Pensacola, Florida found that the city's downtown faces a potential parking deficit in the near future, but recommends that weaning people off their cars could reduce parking demand.

August 15, 2016 - Pensacola NewsJournal


Parking Benefit Districts Around the U.S.

As Pittsburgh moves forward on a parking management program to fund neighborhood improvements, take a look at how other cities have adapted this Shoup-inspired redevelopment strategy.

May 2, 2016 - Keystone Crossroads

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How Parking Management Can Help Cities Grow Smarter

An excerpt from the introduction to "Parking Management for Smart Growth," by Richard W. Willson, Ph.D., FAICP. Here Willson argues for parking management strategies as a critical tool for communities to get more out of the space devoted to cars.

November 2, 2015 - Richard Willson

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