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Another fun idea from Portland

December 2, 2013


An idea, based on a Sightline suggestion, from Chris Smith, Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commissioner:

Instead of the current system (taxing the public so the city can provide free on-street auto parking to everyone who wants it) or the simplest alternative to it (charging people whatever they’re willing to pay for auto parking, like we do downtown), city Planning and Sustainability Commissioner Chris Smith suggests a compromise: when a neighborhood starts running short of on-street parking, give everybody who lives in it a free, transferable pass to park a car in the area.

And here’s the interesting idea: if you didn’t need it, you could sell it to someone who does.

Implications here.  And here.

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  1. Frank permalink
    December 2, 2013 2:36 pm

    I like it – cap and trade for parking.

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