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Six reasons why free parking is the dumbest thing you didn’t know you were subsidizing #CPlan #urbanplanning @urbandata

Six reasons why free parking is the dumbest thing you didn’t know you were subsidizing #CPlan #urbanplanning @urbandata

Reason #7.. with the advent of the car, the business model has gone from smaller neighborhoods with basic services and stores being displaced by regional shopping. Shopping centers that have decimated the smaller businesses in the region by encouraging driving away from your local stores to the shopping center. Eeconomy of scale allows pricing of goods at a lower price to entice you away from your local business. Those bigger roads and parking lots are paid for in a way that hides the added cost from the consumer. You may save 20 cents on a gallon of milk, but the cost of car ownership, fuel, insurance,etc and the larger costs of building and maintaining roads, parking lots, and other structure is paid by higher taxes and the eoconomic displacement of workers. You may see that 20 cents lower price, but not recognize the cost of driving to the store as a burden being placed...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-01-19-six-reasons-free-...

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