Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Mark Gorton

What Does Summer Streets Mean for Business?

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All this relaxed foot traffic surely brought a smile to the face of many a retailer and restaurateur While press coverage of Summer Streets has been generally positive, tales of the miffed muffler shop owner and complaining cabinet maker are bound to continue, as reporters hunt for naysayers to "balance" out their stories. But what […]

Upper West Siders: What Would You Fix?

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In the first of many shorts we will present over consecutive days, The Open Planning Project’s Executive Director Mark Gorton tours the streets of the Upper West Side with neighbor Lisa Sladkus pointing out problems in advance of the November 6 Streets Renaissance Workshop with Jan Gehl. Today’s topic is: Double Parking. Parking policy is […]

StreetFilms: Interview with Parking Guru Donald Shoup

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Donald Shoup on the High Cost of Free Parking Running time: 6 minutes 37 seconds "I don’t see why people have to pay market rents to live in a neighborhood but the cars should live rent-free. In New York you have expensive housing for people and free parking for cars. You’ve got your priorities exactly […]