A Call For Open Parking Data And The Better Planning It Allows

 

Photo, courtesy of This Old City

Photo, courtesy of This Old City

  • This Old City’s Geoff Kees Thompson once again blasts the City’s shortsighted insistence on the continued preeminence of the car and its density-stifling parking spots. Rather than ignore and obfuscate a problem demonstrably known to sap economic growth, “we need open parking data across the city” to inform the collective decision making process when individuals’ perceived parking rights run counter to the public’s own interests of lower taxes and housing costs. “The parking mob and their pitchforks aren’t going away any time soon. Our political and administrative leadership needs to be armed with information, not guestimates and vague ideas.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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