January 12, 2018

The burden of free parking on our cities

In this Livemint article, Junior Fellow, Kshitij Batra and former Associate, Rohan Shridhar argue for disincentivizing car ownership and not treating parking as a public good.

 

Excerpts below:

 

"One area ripe for reform is the set of regressive urban planning guidelines that have over the years incentivized private car ownership at the expense of congestion and deteriorating environmental quality."

 

"A detailed report by the Centre for Science and Environment in 2015 found that Delhi charged on average only about a third of the actual cost of parking a private car in the city."

 

Read the entire article here.

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