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Thursday, June 5, 2014

STREETS WITH SCARCE AUTO PARKING ARE THE BEST PLACES TO REMOVE AUTO PARKING | People for Bikes


Green Apple Books's Pete Mulvihill. Photo by Nate Keck.
At first thought, it seems crazy to remove auto parking from a neighborhood where you can rarely find a parking spot.
But as more Americans use bikes for their daily errands, more retailers are thinking twice about their assumptions — and realizing that once biking becomes easy and comfortable, busy neighborhoods are actually the perfect places to swap out auto parking.
The reason is simple: cars don't buy things. People do. And square foot for square foot, bike parking is more than three times more lucrative than car parking as a use of precious real estate.

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