Apartments that offer ‘parking included’ fail to encourage mass transit ridership

Apartments that offer ‘parking included’ fail to encourage mass transit ridership
Just makes you long to live in a high-rise, doesn't it? Light rail in San Jose, CA. (Image: Screen grab of YouTube video)

[Ed. – Although, apparently, apartments that don’t offer included parking fail to encourage mass transit ridership too.  It seems people just suck – if your deal is that we should all be riding trains and buses (or bicycles) to work.  Italics from California Political Review.]

Now the Left is complaining that apartments provide parking spaces.  They prefer NO parking spaces—just bike racks.  They want you to get to work, visit your relatives three counties over via bike, bus or train—go to the grocery store on your bike a half mile away and carry your food home.

“Only 0.7 percent of drivers who get a free parking spot when they sign a lease or buy a home end up using transit, a new study from Land Use Policy shows. That’s pretty bleak, especially considering that a whopping 90 percent of U.S. households have their own designated spot — and even 87 percent of renters have a private place to store their SUV or sedan. …

By Kea Wilson, Streets blog,  1/29/20 …  

Americans who have a private place to park their car at home almost never pick public transportation over driving. …

But taking away everyone’s “free” residential parking to make driving less convenient is no silver bullet because the same study shows that only 1.6 percent of people whodon’t have their very own spot are only occasional public transportation users.

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