Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about parking

Even a booming city like Seattle still has a lot of land tied up in parking lots. Photo: The Urbanist
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The Case for a Tax on Parking Lots

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Parking lots make cities less walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly. They crowd out space for housing. They erode the tax base. A few American cities have special taxes on surface parking lots that create an incentive for redevelopment, and Seattle is one of them. The trouble is, says Doug Trumm at The Urbanist, Seattle’s parking lot tax […]
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What the Price of Parking Shows Us About Cities

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Cross-posted from City Observatory.  Earlier, we rolled out our parking price index, showing the variation in parking prices among large US cities. Gleaning data from ParkMe, a web-based directory of parking lots and rates, we showed how much it cost to park on a monthly basis in different cities. There’s a surprising degree of variation: […]