Too Much Parking?

The parking industry has come a long way as part of the greater transportation system, embracing its role in a multi-modal-focused, new way of thinking about the ways people get around. But has it already been overdone?

A new study by Smart Growth America and Reid Ewing at the University of Utah was released last week. It found that estimates of car trips near mixed-use development and transit centers are too high, resulting in a surplus of parking in those locations. In a nutshell, the study says there’s too much parking around transit.

What do parking professional think—is this a fair statement? Is there more going on than meets the study’s eye? Comment on this post and let us know.

One thought on “Too Much Parking?

  1. It would seem that to make a fair evaluation one would need take into consideration the type of businesses operating in the mixed use development.

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