Rock Star or Comedian? Donald Shoup Takes His Parking Show to Berkeley | Streetsblog Los Angeles

Rock Star or Comedian? Donald Shoup Takes His Parking Show to Berkeley | Streetsblog Los Angeles.

Who should be behind the removal of Parking minimums for new construction, parking meters, and funneling revenue back into neighborhood services? everyone :

  • Liberals, because “it creates opportunities for new public spending.”

  • Conservatives: “It relies on markets rather than government regulation.”

  • Environmentalists: “It would lower carbon emissions.”

  • Businesses: “Parking becomes their decision, not something dictated by a planner who never learned one single thing about it in planning school.”

  • Libertarians: “It increases individual choice, and reduces regulations on land use.”

  • Developers: Decreased building and permitting costs.

  • Neighborhood activists: “There’s a nexus between funds and what they’re spent on” when parking fees are used to improve neighborhood services.”

  • Local politicians: “There is no more need for city council meetings until 3 am arguing about whether to increase parking fees by 25 cents.”

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