A STATEMENT OF THE PARKING PROBLEM

THE CITY "PARKING PROBLEM" IS DEFINED AND A NUMBER OF PROPOSED SOLUTIONS ARE APPRAISED. ONE IS SELECTED THAT GIVES PROMISE OF BEING A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE UNIVERSAL SOLUTION. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT CITIES ADOPT AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THAT EVERY NEW COMMECRIAL BUILDING REGARDED AS A TRAFFIC GENERATOR PROVIDE ADEQUATE SPACE FOR THE PARKING OF AUTOS AND LOADING AND UNLOADING OF TRUCKS. ADEQUACY WOULD BE DEFINED IN THE LAW BY A SCHEDULE--ONE PARKING OR TRUCK LOADING SPACE FOR SO MANY SQUARE FEET OF INTERIOR BUILDING SPACE, VARYING WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF BUILDINGS. THIS LAW WOULD ACT AT ONCE AS A STOPPER ON THE FURTHER AGGRAVATION OF THE PROBLEM FROM THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. IF THIS ORDINANCE IS PROVED EFFECTIVE, A SECOND IS SUGGESTED REQUIRING EXISTING BUILDINGS TO MAKE SIMILAR PROVISIONS WITHIN A 5 TO 10-YEAR PERIOD OF GRACE. THIS WOULD IMMEDIATELY INDUCE AMPLE PROVISION FOR PARKING AND TRUCK LOADING SPACE IN BUSINESS DISTRICTS AND AT THE SAME TIME, GENERATE A WHOLESALE REHABILITATION OF CITIES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol, 25, pp 250-268, 6 TAB, 2 APP
  • Authors:
    • Cherniack, N
    • Marsh, B W
    • Harbes, J F
    • Owens, T H
    • Levin, D R
    • Ridge, M E
  • Discussers:
    • Williams, L
    • Barnett, J
    • FELD, J
  • Publication Date: 1946

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting Held at Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 25-28, 1946
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225980
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1971 12:00AM