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1st Edition

The High Cost of Free Parking Updated Edition

By Donald Shoup Copyright 2011
    ISBN 9781932364965
    808 Pages
    Published April 1, 2011 by Routledge

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    ISBN 9780367092801
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    One of the American Planning Association’s most popular and influential books is finally in paperback, 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, Donald 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.

    Preface , The Twenty-first Century Parking Problem , Planning for Free Parking , Unnatural Selection , The Pseudoscience of Planning for Parking , An Analogy: Ancient Astronomy , A Great Planning Disaster , The Cost of Required Parking Spaces , Putting the Cost of Free Parking in Perspective , An Allegory: Minimum Telephone Requirements , Public Parking in Lieu of Private Parking , Reduce Demand Rather than Increase Supply , Cruising for Parking , Cruising , The Right Price for Curb Parking , Choosing to Cruise , California Cruising , Cashing in on Curb Parking , Buying Time at the Curb , Turning Small Change into Big Changes , Taxing Foreigners Living Abroad , Let Prices Do the Planning , The Ideal Source of Local Public Revenue , Unbundled Parking , Time for a Paradigm Shift , Conclusion , Changing the Future , The Practice of Parking Requirements , Nationwide Transportation Surveys , The Language of Parking , The Calculus of Driving, Parking, and Walking , The Price of Land and the Cost of Parking , People, Parking, and Cities , Converting Traffic Congestion into Cash , The Vehicles of Nations , Afterword Twenty-First Century Parking Reforms


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