Parking Management Best Practices (2006)
By Todd Litman, American Planning Association
The parking management strategies described in this book can help planners increase parking facility efficiency and reduce parking demand. Parking management offers an alternative to the traditional model of “predict and provide” parking planning, which has contributed to widespread auto dependency and urban sprawl. Instead of offering plentiful free parking, parking management provides optimal supply and pricing. Its benefits include support for transit-oriented development; reduced stormwater management costs, water pollution, and heat island effects; improved travel options for nondrivers; lower housing costs; and more livable communities. For planners who need to establish more accurate and flexible parking standards, this book is a blueprint for developing an integrated parking plan.