Friday, November 18, 2011

"Parking lots are...the best possible way of destroying a city’s soul."

Parking lots are — with only a handful of exceptions — the best possible way of destroying a city’s soul. They’re gruesome, lifeless places, and I’m constantly astonished by the way in which governments and developers are convinced that they’re a great idea. Instead, local government should act as a brake on private developers’ desires to build out new parking: while that might (or might not) be good for an individual commercial operation, it can at the same time be bad for the city as a whole.

More here (Reuters): Parking datapoints of the day | Felix Salmon

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