Map Monday: Total Space for Automobiles in Saint Paul

Here’s a map from a recent presentation out of Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development department, a small point made in a larger conversation about updating the city’s parking requirements and policies.

Here are the maps, created by Tony Johnson at PED. The first shows the total amount of space in the city that is used for parking or streets…

Stp Automobile Space Map 1

The other maps break it down into categories, including garage space, parking, and right-of-way.

Stp Automobile Space Map 4 Stp Automobile Space Map 3 Stp Automobile Space Map 2

The final total is 33% of the land in Saint Paul. If you remove all the “natural” land like the Mississippi River valley and its adjoining bluffs, it’d be even higher.



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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.