Accommodating the automobile requires parking – lots of parking. Providing all this parking has had a profound effect on our communities, literally reshaping them. The cost of providing all this parking, while not always quantifiable, is usually discernible – time spent ‘hunting’ for a space, disincentive to walk even short distances, and loss of tree canopy and green space.
For a highlight video of parking expert Donald Shoup explain the effects of our current approach to parking and alternatives to managing parking that can help make our cities be better places to live, visit https://vimeo.com/46127959.
For the entire video, please visit https://vimeo.com/42176725.