Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about parking

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2-Minute Video: Why Parking Minimums Are the Worst

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“Minimum parking requirements act like a fertility drug for cars,” Donald Shoup wrote in his celebrated investigation of parking economics, The High Cost of Free Parking. The above video, from the city of Ottawa, does a good job explaining exactly why that is and the problems it causes. Ottawa commissioned the animation to explain why its 1960s-era parking […]
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Get Your Camera Ready for Empty #BlackFridayParking Lots

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#blackfridayparking Stillwater, OK earlier this morning. I know: college town, morning, etc. but still… pic.twitter.com/VkgAK709Ar — Shawn Strate (@stratetoyou) November 28, 2014 If you’re out shopping on Black Friday, keep your cell phone camera close at hand. Strong Towns is continuing its annual tradition of #BlackFridayParking — capturing photos of half-empty parking lots on America’s high holy […]
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Arkansas Town Breaks Ground By Eliminating Commercial Parking Minimums

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In an effort to boost development downtown, leaders in Fayetteville, Arkansas (population ~80,000), last week eliminated minimum parking requirements for commercial properties citywide. Leading the push were planning commissioners like Tracy Hoskins, whom the Fayetteville Flyer described as a “longtime businessman and developer.” Hoskins argued, persuasively, that businesses are capable of deciding for themselves how many […]