Communities far and wide believe that they have a parking problem. This concern generally ranks as a top problem voiced in public meetings and shows up in master plans and visioning documents. Lack of parking creeps in as an excuse for declining or stagnant economic growth, and the general solution comes in the form of hyper regulation through parking mandates, or through proposals of publicly subsidized parking lots or garage proposals. These proposals are giant leaps in the wrong direction, considering that parking solutions are hiding in plain sight.

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