Following up my Thanksgiving post about parking on Strong Towns, I take a deeper look at how much parking an American city contains. How much pavement is reasonable? How much can we afford? Would a visitor from another planet be baffled by the immense space we dedicate to our cars?
What measurements do we consider when we buy a car? We know that fuel efficiency is important for saving us money. How do cities look at development though? Do they make this same distinction? Are they looking at the right numbers? Presented here is our miles per gallon approach to tax effiency and development.