Comment 62262

By arienc (registered) | Posted April 14, 2011 at 12:54:22

I think here's a case where even the most hardcore free-marketers would agree.

This policy is deliberately destroying Hamilton's economy and sacrificing its economic vibrancy on the altar of the automobile. If the developer doesn't need the parking, it shouldn't be required - simple as that.

The link below, from the Cato Institute, illustrates some of the most effective ways of managing the issue of parking in modern cities. Of course, one of the key items that they recommend is the removal of minimum parking restrictions.

"Academic research has repeatedly shown that minimum parking requirements inflict widespread damage on cities, the economy, and the environment. But this research has had little influence on planning practice. Most city planners continue to set minimum parking requirements as though nothing had happened. "

Comment edited by arienc on 2011-04-14 12:58:19

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