For those of you who can't get enough of Donald Shoup, this video from is an excellent overview of the parking problem and Shoup's research into it.

Shoup recommends 3 basic reforms:

  1. Get the right price for curb parking.
  2. Spend all parking meter revenue on services on the metered block.
  3. Reduce off-street parking requirements.

(Top photo from ULI)