The High Cost of Free Parking, Updated Edition

By | June 20, 2017
The High Cost of Free Parking, Updated Edition Author Donald Shoup
ISBN-10 193236496X
ISBN-13 9781932364965
Year 2011-06-21
Pages 800
Language English
Publisher APA Planners Press
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One of APA s most popular and influential books is finally in PAPE with a new preface from the author on how thinking about parking has changed since this book was first published In this no holds barred treatise Shoup argues that free parking has contributed to auto dependence rapid urban sprawl extravagant energy use and a host of other problems Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion but end up distorting transportation choices debasing urban design damaging the economy and degrading the environment Ubiquitous free parking helps explain why our cities sprawl on a scale fit more for cars than for people and why American motor vehicles now consume one eighth of the world s total oil production But it doesn t have to be this way Shoup proposes new ways for cities to regulate parking namely charge fair market prices for curb parking use the resulting revenue to pay for services in the neighborhoods that generate it and remove zoning requirements for off street parking Such measures according to the Yale trained economist and UCLA planning professor will make parking easier and driving less necessary Join the swelling ranks of Shoupistas by picking up this book today You ll never look at a parking spot the same way again

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