Sunday, January 6, 2013

Parking Problems

While the linked article is about Portland, the point Atrios makes below is valid for Brooklyn. Free on-street parking is a misallocation of resources with a lot of negative quality of life impacts for residents.  Residential parking permits, while not a panacea, helps alleviate those impacts, and can be used to raise money for transit improvements. 

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Parking Problems

It's best to make explicit what residents believe - that they have a diluted ownership claim on parking on their block and in their neighborhood generally - rather than have them constantly demanding more parking or fighting development. There's no one size fits all solution here, but basically giving residents access to preferential permits for a modest (though not trivial) price is the way to go.

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