Business: Too Many Cars

THE PARKING PROBLEM

FOR many Americans the most worrisome, day-to-day problem is not the Russian menace or Washington politics, but where to park. With U.S. auto registrations topping 50 million—and increasing at a fast rate—more and more cities are banning street parking to speed up traffic. Thus there is an increasing number of motorists to compete for fewer places. Every day; for example, 260,000 vehicles enter downtown Boston to compete for 82,000 spaces. In Louisville the problem is even worse: 125,000 motorists jockey for 17,600 spaces. Most U.S. cities have ignored the soaring automobile registrations, done little...

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