The Perilous Politics of Parking

The average car moves just 5% of the time. To improve cities, focus on the other 95%.

In Ireland people ask St Anthony to help them find parking spaces. In Chicago, if you shovel the snow from a space, it belongs to you. In Shanghai people beg their parents to reserve spaces by sitting in them. Everywhere parking is a big reason law-abiding people pay fines to the government and a cause of screaming rows between strangers. More important, it profoundly shapes cities — usually for the worse.

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https://medium.economist.com/the-perilous-politics-of-parking-43f1f34d4b97

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