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What you thought you knew about parking is just plain wrong....

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  • Richard Risemberg
    ... The whole article discussing a program whereby parking meter rates vary by demand over the course of the day. Cuts down on cruising for a Free parking
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 25, 2010
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      First, a quote from this Streetsblog article on parking in NYC:

      > Though some local merchants have protested that the higher prices
      > have driven customers away, the facts suggest that Park Smart has
      > brought more potential shoppers into the area. Moreover, just over
      > half of all parkers told DOT they weren't even aware they had paid
      > a higher rate. (Of course, most Park Slope customers aren't looking
      > for parking at all. DOT found that only 15 percent of people on
      > Fifth or Seventh had driven there, while a full 68 percent had
      > walked.)
      >
      The whole article discussing a program whereby parking meter rates
      vary by demand over the course of the day. Cuts down on cruising for
      a "Free" parking spot, and actually has reduced traffic while
      increasing access for all, even drivers.

      http://bit.ly/acHt59

      Rick
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      Richard Risemberg
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