Madeline Ruiz Robinson wants to

Oppose the creation of another surface parking lot

Overemphasis on parking growth lead to a decline in the physical appeal of our neighborhood.

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University of Connecticut Professor, Norman Garrick says that some cities, such as Cambridge, Massachusetts, and more recently Washington,…Read More

How Parking Lots Became the Scourge of American Downtowns

CityLab
The downtowns of many American cities are hollowed out by the disastrous impacts of planning events that took place decades ago. These blank spots muffle urban life, deadening the surrounding human environment. Yep, we’re talking about surface parking lots, which have been dubbed “parking craters” by Streetsblog editor Angie Schmitt. (The blog…Read More

An article on why surface lots need to do more than just store cars.

When a Parking Lot Is So Much More

NO ONE loves a parking lot. In her song “Big Yellow Taxi,” Joni Mitchell laments, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” The parking lot is the antithesis of nature’s fields and forests, an ugly reminder of the costs of our automobile-oriented society. But as long as we prefer to get around by car (whether powered by fossil fuel, solar…Read More
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