Points in favor of on-street parking
Points against on-street parking
- On-street parking should be exclusively used for short-term parking: in front of businesses for example, with places reserved for pick-up. This is a return to old habits, when cars were introduced, it was illegal to leave cars parked overnight on the street.
- On residential streets, on-street parking should be absent or rare, and reserved for visitors so that the places are mostly empty. Residents should have to buy and maintain their own parking lots, either on their lots or on private or public lots which they can rent. But off-street parking needs to be optional in zoning, not obligatory.
- It is preferable to have smaller parking lots spread around a neighborhood rather than just one or two big parking lots, to avoid having the parking lots damage the urban fabric. These lots should be open to all or to those with residential/job parking permits, and preferably have fees. This way, we avoid creating no-man's-lands and keep cars away from the streets when not in use