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European Parking Policies Leave New York Behind

Terrific article about how intelligent parking policies can reduce the plague of automobiles:

http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/01/19/european-parking-policies-leave-new-york-behind/

One quote:
“Across Europe, cities have come to understand that oversupply or subsidy of parking leads to too much driving. The effect is considerable. In Vienna, for example, when the city began to charge for on-street parking, the number of vehicle kilometers traveled plummeted from 10 million annually to 3 million. In Munich, the introduction of a new parking management system has resulted in 1,700 fewer automobiles owned in the city center each year since 2000.”



Posted: February 6th, 2011
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2 Comments on “European Parking Policies Leave New York Behind”

  1. 1 michael holloway said at 7:36 pm on February 7th, 2011:

    Build it and they will come.

    That is the catch phrase I prefer when talking bout this phenomena – that I first learned about in grade 11 Urban Geography. The example of the Queen Elisabeth Way to St Catherine’s and then to Buffalo New York was the example my teacher used. It resulted in urban sprawl all along the highway, which ate up the best farmland in the world.

    I never considered that Parking has the same effect; but it is obvious now that you mention it.

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