Contemporary Approaches to Parking Pricing: A Primer (FHWA, 2012)

The failure of cities to price parking based on demand has resulted in an under-performing parking system, the impacts of which include lost revenue, increased congestion, decreased access to businesses, environmental harm, and inconveniences to travelers. Under-priced and free parking also distort travel decisions.

Today, technological advances offer the opportunity to effectively manage and price parking. This primer discusses advances covering a broad array of parking pricing applications, available technology, preferred user accommodations, and strategies for gaining public acceptance for policy changes.

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