Knack, Ruth Eckdish
May 2005
Planning;May2005, Vol. 71 Issue 5, p4
Trade Publication
This article presents urban economist Donald Shoup's message, regarding parking spaces in the U.S. According to Shoup, parking is a scarce resource that can be mined by local governments to produce revenue for neighborhood improvements, and that cities should begin to see curb parking through the eyes of a parking lot owner. Cities should also re-evaluate off-street parking requirements. Land that is devoted to parking lots could become housing. And employers who provide free parking should allow workers to cash out their benefit and use it for transit.


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