Written by an expert in parking management, Parking Management for Smart Growth shows how to manage on- and off-street parking supplies to achieve Smart Growth. In the last 50 years, parking management has grown from a minor aspect of local policy and regulation to a central position in the provision of transportation access. The higher densities, tight land supplies, mixed land uses, environmental and social concerns, and alternative transportation modes of Smart Growth demand a different approach - actively managed parking. This book offers a set of tools and a method for strategic parking management so that communities can better use parking resources and avoid overbuilding parking. It explores new opportunities for making the most from every parking space in a sharing economy and taking advantage of new digital parking tools to increase user interaction and satisfaction. Examples are provided of successful approaches for parking management, from London to Pasadena. At its essence, the book provides a path forward for strategic parking management in a new era of tighter parking supplies.
Publisher: Island Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 254 x 216 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.
"Richard Willson has written a great book about how better parking management can improve transportation, the economy, and the environment. He clearly shows how cities can plan for smarter parking at lower cost instead of blindly spending other people's money to get too much parking at far higher cost."--Donald Shoup, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA; author of "The High Cost of Free Parking "
"For cities, parking is destiny. While others have covered the theory of good parking management, Willson goes into the necessary details of implementation. He includes a wealth of case studies covering everything from effective use of technology, to addressing community concerns, to troubleshooting the problems that arise as theory moves into practice."--Jeffrey Tumlin, Nelson\Nygaard
"Taking new approaches to parking is integral to making cities more sustainable and more livable. Kudos to Richard Willson for bringing this important issue to light and for making the case that urban planners, policy makers, and city officials need to work with parking experts early in the planning process."--Shawn Conrad, CAE, Executive Director, International Parking Institute