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High Cost of Free Parking

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ISBN-10: 1884829988

ISBN-13: 9781884829987

Edition: 2005

Authors: Donald Shoup

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American drivers park for free on nearly ninety-nine percent of their car trips, and cities require developers to provide ample off-street parking for every new building. The resulting cost? Today we see sprawling cities that are better suited to cars than people and a nationwide fleet of motor vehicles that consume one-eighth of the world's total oil production. Donald Shoup contends in The High Cost of Free Parking that parking is sorely misunderstood and mismanaged by planners, architects, and politicians. He proposes new ways for cities to regulate parking so that Americans can stop paying for free parking's hidden costs.
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 7.28" wide x 10.24" long x 1.57" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Donald C. Shoup, AICP, is the chair of the Department of Urban Planning at the University of California at Los Angeles. He holds a doctorate in economics from Yale University. From 1996 to 2001, Shoup directed the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA. He is the author of numerous articles on parking, including "Buying Time at the Curb" in The Half-Life of Policy Rationales: How New Technology Affects Old Policy Issues and "Unlimited Access" in the journal Transportation.

The twenty-first century parking problem
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
The right price for curb parking
Choosing to cruise
California cruising
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
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