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Email Question From a Reader: Parking Pricing and Equity

Email Question From a Reader: Parking Pricing and Equity

In response to my last post on why Performance Parking Pricing is better than greater enforcement of 2-hour parking limits, I received an outstanding response from a reader via email.  Here are some key excerpts: Hey Patrick.  I have been closely following the discussions about parking in Carrboro.  I subscribe to your CityBeautiful21 blog and I have watched all the recent archived video of Board of Aldermen meetings where parking was discussed. I’m concerned that you have … Read entire article »

Filed under: Administration, Biking, Carrboro, Parking, Pricing, Public Transit, Reader Mailbag

The Future of Parking Is Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed

The Future of Parking Is Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed

I’ve never read William Gibson’s novels, and I am generally unfamiliar with his ideas.  But I like this quote of his: The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed. This is true to some degree with any matter of human existence that interfaces with technology, and transportation, including parking– is no different. Our family spent Easter weekend in Asheville, NC. DW grew up there and whenever we visit, we usually spend some time (or lots of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Asheville, Parking, Pricing, Technology