U.S. parking policies: an overview of management strategies

This report identifies core sustainable parking principles and illustrates how smarter parking management can benefit consumers and businesses in time and money savings, while also leading to more livable, attractive communities. Many aspects of current parking management in the United States do not work reliably or efficiently for anyone: Motorists find themselves circling for long periods in search of a place to park; retail employees take choice parking locations away from potential customers; developers are compelled to provide more parking than the market requires; and traffic managers encounter difficulty handling traffic generated by new parking as there is often no link between parking price, supply and the amount of available road space. Finally, the old parking paradigm doesn't work for the environment, as hidden subsidies encourage over reliance on private car use — a major, growing contributor to global warming and air pollution. A few leading local governments around the country have started to chart a different course, earning both economic and political rewards. This report focuses primarily on these success stories and what we can learn from them.


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  • Pagination: 79p

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  • Accession Number: 01382110
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 1:01PM