In Shanghai there is a growing problem with the number of parking spaces available for the number of cars in the city. In this article, the author describes some factors that contribute to this problem, namely the intersection between a geometric increase in number of cars in the city by 4,000 per month (the number of car permits issued by the state) with a much slower increase in the number of parking places. All street parking has been banned unless specifically allowed, but the policy is failing, and illegal parking is increasing. Shanghai also has a new and interesting method for charge-for street parking that, while being partially mechanized, retains a human attendant for fee collection if the spot is used for more than an hour. The author also describes the disconnect between the city's “white paper” planning for parking allocation and the actual situation that exists in the city today.

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    • Page range: pp 16, 18, 20
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    Bricepac, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • GUEST, P
  • Publication Date: 2005-9


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  • Accession Number: 01005558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 2:00PM