FROM Donald Shoup
L.A.'s Parking Guru We Angelenos drive more than anyone in the nation. We spend more hours in traffic and travel longer distances. And when it’s all over, we will have spent days, even weeks, driving in circles looking for a parking spot. But what if we didn’t have to? We hear from a UCLA expert who’s dedicated his career to solving the parking conundrum. Photo: Inside Man
Downtown LA Tests Adjustable Rate Parking Donald Shoup is a Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA and author of The High Cost of Free Parking . One thousand other city planners have started a Facebook group in his honor called the Shoupistas . Now Los Angeles has launched a pilot program for on-street parking based on his concept of 'variable rate meters." It's already well under way in San Francisco .
City Hall Has Angelenos Feeding More to the Meter Drivers who park their cars on the streets of Los Angeles may be in for a rude surprise, unless they study the signs that govern the hours that parking meters are in effect. Forget about free parking after 6 in the evening; and extended hours aren't the only change. The cost has gone up from 25 cents an hour to a dollar and even more.
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