Author Archive | Bill Lindeke

Chart of the Day: Distribution of Parking Revenue

This is a chart from Donald Shoup’s parking tome, The High Cost of Free Parking. Here’s Shoup’s explanation [from Chapter 12]: Consider the lower left corner, which represents the current situation in almost every city: all curb parking revenue goes into the general fund and nothing goes to the neighborhoods. … Because everyone objects to paying for parking, […]

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The One Where I Pick on the Disabled

I was at a meeting a while back about a new parking policy in downtown Saint Paul. The city was changing its policies about handicapped parking. Until very recently, anyone with a handicapped parking placard on their dashboard was allowed to park for free all day downtown. As it turned out, that was not such […]

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Chart of the Day: Protected Bike Lanes vs. Ridership

Speaking of induced demand, this chart measures the growth in bike ridership before and after the construction of protected bike lanes in a number of cities around the US, including Austin, Portland, and Chicago.   [It comes from this report:  Lessons from the Green Lanes.] Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely […]

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Chart of the Day: Lyft/Uber vs. DUIs (in S.F.)

This is information from San Francisco charting the implementation of the alternative taxi services with DUI rates. Something to think about when pondering similar changes in cities across the country. [via Washington Post.] Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you […]

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Charts of the Day: Bicycling, Income, and Ethnicity

These two charts come from the US Census (ACS data), via this nice little post over at Vox. Two hopefully un-surprising facts: poor people are most likely to bike and walk, and per capita, bicycling is most popular with Latinos. (Of course, Minnesota-specific data would look a lot different than this…)   Streets.mn is a […]

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