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The problem is that there is no way to "address" the parking issue that satisfies the people who complain about how hard parking is and doesn't go against the district's transportation goals

- You could keep the status quo; parking is low-cost but in some places you will pay with your time b/c there won't be spaces

- You could make RPP cost more, but then those same people will complain that you are charging too much for a resource that already exists/costs little to provide in its current state

- You could mandate that buildings build lots of parking, but that is contrary to the District's goal of less driving (since it encourages people to own cars) and won't solve the problem with respect to renters since those spaces will likely cost extra to rent (more than RPP)

- You can mandate that new buildings w/o parking be ineligible for RPP, I think this is fine but you have to also then mandate that this is made clear in rental/ownership talks, otherwise you end up with another class of people who will be pissed about parking. Also this is under OP's purview, not DDOT.

by MLD on Dec 11, 2012 3:29 pm • linkreport

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