Parking? Lots! Car Spaces Would Comprise 10% of Phoenix
Is there such a thing as too much parking for automobiles? Yes, say the ASU authors of a study of the parking infrastructure in the Phoenix metropolitan area. When putting the amount of land used for parking into the mix of calculating an urban region’s livability, parking infrastructure has a significant impact or an area’s walkability, air pollution, the urban heat island effect and transport equity among the population. For details, see the research paper “Valley of the Sun-Drenched Parking Space,” by Fulton Schools doctoral student Christopher Hoehne, Associate Professor Mikhail Chester and Assistant Research Professor Andrew Fraser, along with Assistant Professor David King in the School of Geological Sciences and Urban Planning.