"Eighty-seven percent of all trips are made by personal vehicle and 99 percent of those trips arrive at a free parking space
." But that free parking comes at a high cost
according to Donald Shoup's research
. He advocates for charging the right price
for on-street parking
and for removing off-street parking requirements
. Shoup's ideas are coming to the streets in San Francisco's new demand-responsive parking system
. Loyal Shoupistas
work to spread and implement his ideas.
Newcomers, with the zeal of recent converts, are often the most vocal in resisting change to the neighborhood they have just discovered. An exploration of NIMBYism.
If not in your backyard, then whose? Probably a low-income minority group. Opposition to affordable housing
is often thinly-veiled racism
. How NIMBYism affects a seven-year old boy on LA's skid row. [more inside]
Remember the Town Disney Built? -- 50% of the homes in Celebration, Florida are up for sale
. A failure of corporate-owned and -planned Community™
? or just a fallout of the bursting of the housing bubble? And whither New Urbanism
? [more inside]
- the urban planning portal. (Check out the photo gallery.