Tuesday, January 25, 2011

From Good: To Cut Emissions, Cut Parking Spots

When it comes to reducing auto emissions, new research says, "If you don't build it, they won't come."

According to findings in a new paper (PDF) from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Europe's Parking U-Turn, several major European cities have had tremendous success regulating car emissions simply by eliminating the places in which cars can be parked. Hamburg, Zurich, Paris, and London have all cut spots, lessening auto emissions as well as spurring residents to seek out alternative transportation methods, like walking or biking.  

photo (cc) via Flickr user bee-side(s)

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No one's told Eric Pickles this, I'm guessing.

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1 comment:

ian... said...

All our Eric is doing, is making room at the roadside* for even more cars...grrrr

* 'roadside' including 3 or 4 feet onto the pavement, because pedestrians don't matter either.