‘Rethinking Parking’ kicks the table over on the traditional parking discussion. It challenges the idea of parking in a silo within a tightly defined transport planning problem – an approach that tends to rely on abstract number solutions, without regard for the real world of people living in places.
The book argues that parking is better dealt with as an urban planning and design problem and opportunity. It looks beyond traffic impacts to consider how parking can be provided with improved places, easier access, enhanced safety and wellbeing, and to enable improved local economic and community development opportunities.
‘Rethinking Parking’ is an ideas oriented, thought-provoking text, aimed at students and professionals engaged in transport, access and urban planning and design. It is written in jargon free, everyday language to also engage a wider market of readers.