Parking planning

As part of smart growth developments where walking and public transit are given attention as well as automobile use, planners need to rethink the role of parking in city centers and urban areas. Communities often must compete for downtown shoppers and businesses with suburban malls and office parks that offer large amounts of free parking. Many cities have attempted to compensate with minimum parking requirements for new developments and lowered rates for on-street parking. However, these measures have caused policies to continue encouraging driving over other modes of transport. It is important for cities instead to develop infrastructure and programs to encourage walking and more environmentally friendly modes of transportation.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 40, 42-43
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  • Accession Number: 01520015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2014 9:52PM