Contemporary Approaches to Parking Pricing: A Primer. Federal Highway Administration, 40 pp.
Four Easy Steps to Squash the "There's No Parking" Argument." Strongtowns Blog.
Economic View: Free Parking Comes at a Price. by Tyler Cowen, 2010 short column in The New York Times.
Free Parking Fallacies: An Infographic including financial and environmental costs of excessive parking.
Free Parking's High Cost to Transit. Nine-minute discussion with Ike Brannon of the Cato Institute, who also published his thoughts in this article.
The High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup (Planners Press, 2011). The comprehensive, oft-cited treatise on the hidden costs of free parking and the benefits of well-calibrated parking standards and policies. Provides advice on ways to improve local parking policies. Donald Shoup's website.
How Not to Create Traffic Jams, Pollution and Urban Sprawl: Don't Let People Park for Free The Economist, April 2017.
Lessons from Zurich's Parking Revolution. A short article about Zurich's work to manage parking to maximize benefits.
Parking is Not a Public Good. A short article by Emily Washington, with links to more explanation.
Parking? Lots. Sightline Institute. An 18-part blog series on parking issues. Parking Management for Smart Growth. A new book by parking expert Richard Willson (Island Press, 2015).
Parking Management: Strategies, Evaluation and Planning by Todd Litman (Victoria Transport Policy Institute, 2013). A review of best practices and how reducing requirements has significant benefits.
Parking Spaces/Community Places: Finding the Balance through Smart Growth Solutions (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2006). A 70-page report on innovative parking management techniques and case studies.
Parking Reform Made Easy by Richard Willson (Island Press, 2013). A guide for practitioners on how to reform parking requirements, with case studies and discussion on working with stakeholders to succeed.
Parking Video Overview. Kronberg Wall architects has an overview of the essential power of parking to shape urban form, with a 3-minute video from Atlanta.
Portland Parking Toolkit. Using TGM funding, the City of Portland has developed a parking reform toolkit and new residential permit program.
Reinventing Parking. A website about parking and parking reform.
Review of Minimum Parking Standards. A fabulous, two-minute video overview of the reasons to reform parking requirements. From the City of Ottawa.
Shared Parking: a Guide from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. A guide to implementing shared parking policies and spaces.
Six Signposts to a Parking Revolution. A handy guide from Reinventing Parking on how cities are moving parking reform forward.
Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities by Jeffrey Tumlin et al. (Wiley & Sons, 2012). Includes a chapter on parking describing the "top ten" parking management strategies.
There Ain't No Such Thing as Free Parking. A journal of articles from the Cato Institute with essays from Donald Shoup, Sanford Ikeda, and others.
Three Enormous Benefits to Right-Pricing Parking. More transit use. Less congestion. And cutting down on lost tax revenue. From Citylab in 2014.
Ugly by Design: How Parking Requirements Shape our Buildings and Neighborhoods. Grist, 2016.
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012). This book includes a chapter on parking.
"Why Charlottesville (VA) needs parking meters" An op-ed piece about parking management in Charlottesville, VA
Why Free Parking is Bad for Everyone. Vox, July 2014.
Less Parking, More City. A short video (in Spanish with English subtitles).