“In our dense cities where land is valuable and housing is expensive, why do our cars pay cheaper rent than people?”

Source: www.strongtowns.org

Everyone searching for a parking space has at one time felt that there are not enough spaces where and when you need them…did you know that their are at least 3 surface lot parking spaces for every car in the United States (not including garages, driveways, etc)?  With 250 million passenger vehicles for 316 million people, that means there are 800 million surface lot parking spaces (that account for only 60-70% of our parking needs).  Parking, and the ways in which parking is subsidized, are much bigger issues than many want to believe, especially when cars are given breaks that people don’t.  We cant forget that there is a high cost for free parking.  


Tags: urban, transportation, planning.