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Demand-based parking rates could be answer to scarce spaces, resources

In the recent Metro article about parking woes at MBTA lots, we agree with Donald Shoup that pricing parking appropriately is key, for two important reasons: First, demand-based parking rates would ensure that people who do choose to park at a given T station will always be able to find a space, and such rates would also bring in additional revenue that could go toward improved bus service feeding that station, and possibly improved pedestrian and bicycle access as well.

This approach would allow the T to serve current riders better and draw in even more riders without having to build costly new parking structures.

Charlie Denison

The writer is a member of the board of the LivableStreets Alliance.