Why Free Parking Is Bad For Everyone

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In this article on Vox.com, Joseph Stromberg conducts an interview with Donald Shoup, who is known for his revolutionary theories of parking. This is a brief article but it is a great introduction to Shoup and also contains many links to other related work.

Recently I volunteered with a group involved with rewriting the C2 zoning downtown. During our meetings there were many comments about the constant demand for additional parking in the urban core and whether there should be additional parking garages built or new requirement implemented on all new downtown developments requiring a high number of parking spots. This is certainly a common thought about growth but through Shoup’s work it is clear that it isn’t always the right solution.

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