Getting parking prices right in Californian cities, big and small. More insights from Patrick Siegman.
The latest episode of Reinventing Parking features more from my conversation with Patrick Siegman, transportation planner and economist and founding principal of Siegman and Associates. Check out the previous conversation here.
This time we discussed on-street parking fee success stories in two California cities.
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A lightly edited version of this episode with Patrick Siegman
We talked about a large one, San Francisco and one small one, Ventura. Both stories should be helpful for other cities everywhere.
San Francisco's SFPark is not dead. It is now simply how the city prices parking (demand-responsive parking pricing)
|San Francisco demand-responsive parking price setting|
San Francisco uses the Donald Shoup recommended way to price on-street parking
Demand-based parking reduces the political cost of on-street parking fees
A simple version of demand-based parking pricing has also worked well in a small city, Ventura in Southern California
Ventura's city center faced a familiar set of parking problems
|East Main St, Ventura, California. Image credit: Google Maps Street View.|
Why pricing? Why not just use time limits?
Demand-based parking fees (a simple version) to Ventura's rescue
These efforts solved parking problems for motorists. But they also point away from car dependence.
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