Curbside Social Equity Strategies: Reevaluating Payment Plans, Fines, and Enforcement
Part I: Understanding the impact of parking violations on mobility
Parking enforcement, while often unpopular, is critical. It’s necessary to create turnover, improve supply and encourage access, mitigate congestion and reduce pollution, promote modal alternatives by cutting minutes from our commutes, and make our streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. And while parking fees should be used to deter illegal parking and compensate society for the social harm illegal parking causes, enforcement should never be used disproportionately against the disadvantaged.