New book: The High Cost of Free Parking
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From: "ITS" <its@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 20:06:40 +0000
The Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA is pleased to announce
publication of The High Cost of Free Parking by Professor Donald Shoup.
Shoup explains how off-street parking requirements are devastating American
cities. Free parking, he argues, has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban
sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Our cities sprawl
on a scale fit for cars rather than for humans because our parking policies
assume that all trips will be by car and all parking should be free. This book
unravels current parking policies and proposes sensible, fair alternatives that
will deliver us from the high cost of free parking. Information about the book
is available at: http://www.planning.org/bookservice/freeparking.