"There are so many ways in which we’d be better off if we reformed our parking policy: reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, nitrous oxide emissions, particulate pollution, traffic crashes. Urban planners have made epic mistakes in almost all of their parking policies. But now they can fix it."
“We’re all here because when we look at a new surface parking lot, or see a lot being dug up for an apartment’s underground garage, we understand these are just the surface expressions of a sinister force." -Parking Reform Network founder Tony Jordan, via Bike Portland's Jonathan Maus
On an average day, the typical car owner doesn’t give much thought to parking, beyond whether they will luck out and find a spot to park when they reach their destination. And here's why that has to change.