The High Cost of Free Parking: Updated Edition by Donald ShoupThe High Cost of Free Parking: Updated Edition by Donald Shoup

The High Cost of Free Parking: Updated Edition

byDonald Shoup

Paperback | April 1, 2011

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One of APA's most popular and influential titles is finally in paperback, with a new preface and afterword by the author. In this landmark treatise, Shoup argues that free parking contributes to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Free-parking mandates intended to alleviate congestion end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the economy, and degrading the environment. Ubiquitous free parking helps explain why our sprawling cities suit cars more than people, and why American motor vehicles now consume an eighth of the world's oil production. But it doesn't have to be this way. The Yale-trained economist and UCLA planning professor proposes new avenues to regulate parking-measures he says will make parking easier and driving less necessary. You'll never look at a parking spot the same way again.
"Donald Shoup is a professor of urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a doctorate in economics from Yale and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners."
Title:The High Cost of Free Parking: Updated EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:808 pages, 9.16 × 6.16 × 1.51 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:193236496X

ISBN - 13:9781932364965

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Editorial Reviews

Donald Shoup is like Jane Jacobs. He starts by exposing the blind spot of a generation and then marshals a new generation of urbanists to make things right. Now that The High Cost of Free Parking is in paperback, I look forward to replacing all the dog-eared copies that have gone missing from our office library.-Paul Steely White, Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives