Using filet mignon and hamburgers as a metaphor, Donal Shoup, an urban planning professor at UCLA and expert in the economics and availability of parking, explains how charging more for parking in San Diego’s Balboa Park could resolve the parking shortage and reduce carbon emissions from circling cars. Shoup has previously recommended this strategy for Los Angeles, another city plagued by overstuffed parking lots.
Source: Why Balboa Park’s Prime Parking Is Like Filet Mignon Voice of San Diego, 8 August 2016
Additional coverage about Donald Shoup’s urban planning philosophy:
People in Los Angeles Are Getting Rid Of Their Cars Buzzfeed News, 2 September 2016
Urban planners want LA’s motto to be ‘No Parking Any Time’: Susan Shelley LA Daily News, 30 August 2016