5 Blog Posts From the Parking Tag


War on Cars Watch for November 29, 2018

War on Cars Watch for November 29, 2018

Welcome to the War on Cars Watch, a weekly blog to bring together all the stories that affect motorists with regards to street planning such as road diets, and traffic calming as well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets. This blog will give you highlights of the week’s stories and commentary from […]

Pay and pray

Bridgeport, Connecticut discovered what happens when the law is enforced. People would drive into the city, and if they survived to drive away would get a ticket in the mail for violating a parking ordinance. After that they might not drive back. The beginning is a familiar story. A company came to elected officials with […]

The Consequences of the Intolerance of Vision Zero

The Consequences of the Intolerance of Vision Zero

Editor’s Note: This piece first appeared in March 2016 and continues to resonate today about the ecosystem of transportation. The Consequences of Intolerance: NMA E-Newsletter #373 Ecosystem: A system, or a group of interconnected elements, formed by the     interaction of a community of organisms with their environment What is our transportation network of streets […]

Taxation, theft, and gouging

I knew a woman who habitually jammed parking meters to get free parking. It seemed like theft to me. Parking meters were supposed to encourage sharing of scarce real estate. Were. It doesn’t feel like theft any more, now that Massachusetts cities and towns are encourged to dig deep into drivers’ pockets. The new law […]

Now How Much Would You Pay?

By John Carr, NMA Massachusetts Activist “Parking appears free because its cost is widely dispersed.” — Donald Shoup UCLA Professor of Urban Planning Donald Shoup is a major influence on urban transportation planning. Shoup works on the West Coast, where cities grew up with cars. His experience in the concrete wasteland of LA inspired his […]