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99% Invisible #08- 99% Free Parking (Standard 4:30 Version)

From: Roman Mars
Series: 99% Invisible (Standard Length)
Length: 04:32

No one's favorite part of living in an urban area is finding a place to park your car. But a re-designed parking system in San Francisco may take the city one step towards a smarter, well-parked city.

99invisible-logo-square-for_prx_small It’s weird how much anxiety comes from parking in a city. Beyond the stress of looking for parking, you must contend with the frequently unreliable meters. The signage can be indecipherable. As a point of interaction with your municipality, it’s just a nightmare. Plus, from an urban planning perspective, the spaces themselves are a horribly mismanaged city resource. A new pilot program in San Francisco is looking to change all that. SFPark is trying to use smart parking to make a smarter and better designed city. This episode features Jay Primus, Manager of the SFPark project andDonald Shoup, author of the highly influential book called, The High Cost of Free Parking.

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It’s weird how much anxiety comes from parking in a city. Beyond the stress of looking for parking, you must contend with the frequently unreliable meters. The signage can be indecipherable. As a point of interaction with your municipality, it’s just a nightmare. Plus, from an urban planning perspective, the spaces themselves are a horribly mismanaged city resource. A new pilot program in San Francisco is looking to change all that. SFPark is trying to use smart parking to make a smarter and better designed city. This episode features Jay Primus, Manager of the SFPark project andDonald Shoup, author of the highly influential book called, The High Cost of Free Parking.