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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Parking reform - an excellent video primer

No matter where in the world you live, the latest video from Streetfilms should resonate to some extent. It follows up on its recent Moving Beyond the Automobile film on The Price of Parking

American parking policy (the focus of the video) tends to be more screwed up than most. But many of the points made in this video also apply to India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Australia, Poland, Italy, Mexico and any of a very long long list of countries. Please take a look!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Video: The Right Price for Parking

Streetfilms has just tackled on-street parking pricing as part of its Moving Beyond the Automobile series (scroll down for the video).

Much of the focus is on San Francisco's SFPark initiative, which went live a few days ago. I am looking forward to hearing about the reaction when prices actually start to be adjusted up or down:

The first demand-based rate change at City SFpark on-street automobile parking spaces will be implemented over the coming months and will continue at SFpark garages and on-street motorcycle parking spaces. The SFMTA will adjust rates based on demand to find the lowest hourly rate possible in each pilot area to achieve the right level of parking availability to make parking easier. Rates will be adjusted no more than once a month and only in small increments of no more than $0.50 per hour. The goal of these pricing adjustments is to have at least one open parking space on every block at most times and parking garages that rarely fill up.


MBA: The Right Price for Parking from Streetfilms on Vimeo.