Viewpoint: Parking Spaces Would Comprise 10% of Phoenix, AZ (War on Cars Watch)

The Phoenix metro area has so much parking that if you added up every space, it would equal roughly 10 percent of the total land of the region, a new study shows.

The Phoenix region has about 39 parking spaces for every 100 acres, or about three spaces for each of the 4 million people living in the region — or 4.27 spaces for every registered vehicle, according to Christopher Hoehne and a team of researchers who will soon publish their findings in the academic journal Cities.

Including roads and highways, about 36 percent of the region’s total land area is paved. (The estimate does not account for garaged spaces or highway flyovers.)