Author Rick Coates
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is taking a bold new move to oppose parking minimums in new development. Keep in mind that nearly 60% of greenhouse gases that cause climate change come from cars and trucks. Parking is habitat for cars and trucks. If you provide habitat for a species, the species will fill the niche. Also note that research has shown that drivers stop to shop less frequently than bicyclists and that customers tend to avoid traffic choked downtowns. But it takes real courage to oppose parking. I can already hear the auto lobby screaming!