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The Problem With Parking


In Westwood Village Shoup once rode the Raleigh back and forth for weeks tailing cars. He discovered that the average driver had to circle the block two and a half times before locating an open metered space… In a year’s time in Westwood, space hunting by drivers consumed an extra 47,000 gallons of gas. It stalled traffic, increased accidents, and required 950,000 extra vehicle miles, about four trips to the moon and back.

David Gardetta

Fascinating article by David Gardetta about the seemingly paradoxical economic model behind parking lots in the USA and how they shape not only the urban landscape but also driver’s behaviour.

- Via Kottke

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