PARKING PROGRESS: "The High Cost of Free Parking" by Donald C Shoup
Original post made by John hackmann, Professorville, on Sep 4, 2012
Parking requirements seem drastically misunderstood and misused.
Planning seems well intentioned, but misguided and ineffectual.
Is anyone interested in discussing the merits of these approaches, and the validity of his observations?
As a group, perhaps we can clarify the principles, see objectively what does and doesn't work, and consider (y blogging or meeting) a better consensus solution.
Parking is so tight, we may PARK FIRST then DECIDE WHAT TO DO!
I am sure some like me see a space, then park, then figure out what part of today's business can I do from here? Walgreens? Post Office? One of six banks? Meeting? Downtown library? Bells Books?
He uses METERS to PRICE PARKING as in Redwood City.
But how can we adapt that here WITHOUT METERS?
I think we can if we put our heads together!
SO, I would like to invite others to order this book from Bell's or library and let's talk!