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Cameron Carter, MCMP Student, on Utah’s Parking Reform Bill

More walkability means less parkability.

In what has become a trend in large metro areas, the Utah Legislature is preparing a bill that would prevent cities from requiring parking in new housing and commercial buildings near transit stations. In a recent article about this issue, MCMP student Cameron Carter is cited saying, “Excessive parking isn’t a market failure. Rather, it’s a direct result of government-mandated parking requirements, government mandates prevent the free market from efficiently allocating space and resources in high-demand cities. These requirements often override consumer and business preferences in favor of wasteful and car-centric design, especially in locations well-served by public transit.”

Interested in learning more? Read the full article here!