Parking Pricing

On-Street Parking

ITDP's New On-Street Parking Pricing Guidebook

This report explores strategies for efficient and equitable parking management with an emphasis on pricing. These strategies enable cities to reallocate space for bus lanes, bicycle lanes, wider sidewalks, and pickup zones, and generate revenue.

September 22, 2021 - Institute for Transportation and Development Policy


Smarter Transportation Pricing, Please! Responding to Criticisms of Road Tolls and Parking Fees.

Many transportation problems are virtually unsolvable without efficient road and parking pricing. When people say "I oppose road tolls," they are really saying "I support traffic congestion." Here are responses to common objections.

November 24, 2020 - Todd Litman

Empty Parking

Stop Giving Away Valuable Public Assets! A Fiduciary Obligation for Road and Parking Pricing

Cities significantly underprice their roads and parking facilities, forcing local taxpayers to subsidize out-of-town motorists. Municipal officials have an obligation to better manage these valuable public resources.

September 19, 2019 - Todd Litman

Parking Meters

Higher Prices Created More Parking Spaces in Boston

The results of a parking pilot project are in.

February 26, 2018 - WBUR

Surge Pricing

San Francisco Considers Citywide Demand-Based Parking

San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to use demand-based parking rates citywide.

December 4, 2017 - SFGate


Comparing the Cost Price of Parking in 50 U.S. Cities

The first comprehensive comparison of inter-city differences in parking prices shows huge variations in the price of parking in cities around the United States.

October 20, 2016 - City Observatory

A Preview of the Cincinnati Streetcar: Expected to Open Sept. 1

The Cincinnati City Council is considering a budget for the eagerly anticipated Cincinnati Streetcar this week, revealing new details about the expected opening and early operations of the system.

April 12, 2016 - Cincinnati Business Courier


A New Era of On-Street Parking Policies

The influence of Donald Shoup's classic book, "The High Cost of Free Parking," is becoming more and more apparent in more and more cities around the country.

February 5, 2016 - Pew Charitable Trusts

Details about ParkDC—Washington, D.C.'s Performance Parking Program

As the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) quickly approaches the May target for the launch of ParkDC, Greater Greater Washington takes a closer look at what the performance parking program will entail.

April 15, 2015 - Greater Greater Washington

Washington D.C. Announces 'parkDC'—Value Pricing—for Downtown

Washington D.C. is ready for a change in parking policy. The District Department of Transportation announced plans, so far mostly conceptual, to launch the parkDC value pricing system next summer.

December 21, 2014 - The Washington Post

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Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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