Sunday, January 23, 2011

European Cities Crack Down On Free Parking to Reduce Car Use, Make Room for Biking, Walking ...

What needs to be done to get more people out of their cars? Offer incentives for taking public transportation? Make driving more expensive?

It's a question that's being asked in congested metropolises around the world. But many European cities have found the answer to be fairly simple: make it harder (and/or costlier) to park.

According to a new study by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, innovative parking policies in Europe are allowing cities to enjoy "revitalized town centers, big reductions in car use, drops in air pollution, and rising quality of urban life."

Full article here.