Topic: parking

Cities push for more parking in buildings, but, rather than alleviating the parking problem, it leads to increased traffic. Under the illusion that density creates congestion, public agencies also control building density. However, it is parking, not density, that creates traffic congestion. Excessive parking supply that is cheap or free induces people to use personal…

Parking has a profound effect on the urban land use and transport system, affecting traffic patterns, pedestrian access, and urban form. While cities traditionally focused on parking as a supply issue, attempting to provide more parking to accommodate “predicted” demand, smart cities now recognise that parking is an important lever to manage the use of…


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