Put Curb Parking Almost Everywhere

Often undervalued, curb parking can be key to walkability
  • Jeff Speck


CURB PARKING is an essential barrier of steel that protects the sidewalk from moving vehicles. Without it, sidewalks in urban areas do not feel safe. For proof, one need look no further than Fort Lauderdale, where a rush-hour parking ban on one side of Himmarshee Boulevard created a perfect experiment. Restaurants serving essentially the same bar food set up tables on both flanks of the street. Repeated happy-hour visits yielded the same results: groups of diners on the side with parking, and a ghost town on the side without. The restaurant on that side folded shortly thereafter.

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