Cars = More Parking = More Cars — Transportation Alternatives
July 8, 2022
Our cities have been built around moving cars, not people — and New York is no exception.
From mandatory parking minimums to the 3 million free parking spots, New York City is home to countless policy and infrastructure decisions that create the perfect conditions to encourage car ownership, increase demand for parking, and build car dependency.
It’s a vicious cycle known as “induced demand” — the phenomenon of increased supply causing increased desire.
There is a better way.