New Parking Management Information - VTPI Update
Parking Management Information Update
A paradigm shift (a fundamental change in the way a problem is defined and solutions evaluated) is occurring with regard to parking planning. In the past most decision-makers assumed that, as much as possible, parking should be abundant and free, resulting in inefficient transport and land use patterns. Now, many planners are developing better solutions based on more efficient parking management. To find out more see these three current Planetizen editorials:
Mott Smith, "Onsite Parking: The Scourge of America's Commercial Districts" ( http://www.planetizen.com/node/19246 ).
Donald Shoup, "The Price Of Parking On Great Streets" ( http://www.planetizen.com/node/19150 ).
Todd Litman, "Parking Management: Innovative Solutions To Vehicle Parking Problems" ( http://www.planetizen.com/node/19149 ).
Also see the new condensed version of my book, "Parking Management" available free at ( http://www.vtpi.org/park_man.pdf ).
And see the new draft report, "Parking Taxes: Evaluating Options and Impacts" (http :// www.vtpi.org/parking_tax.pdf ), which describes and evaluates various types of parking taxes, including 'commercial parking taxes' (a special tax on parking rental transactions) and 'per-space parking levies' (a special property tax applied to parking facilities).
Todd Alexander Litman
Victoria Transport Policy Institute (www.vtpi.org)
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