>Video: The History of Parking

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Dr. Shoup, author of "The High Cost of Free Parking", one of my favorite books,  linked "Parking Public" (video embedded below) on Facebook.  I think it’s worth a look.  Lots of great 1940’s and 1950’s footage of the downtown urban environment, as well as discussion on the origin of modern parking regulations.

http://www.archive.org/flow/FlowPlayerLight.swf?config=%7Bembedded%3Atrue%2CshowFullScreenButton%3Atrue%2CshowMuteVolumeButton%3Atrue%2CshowMenu%3Atrue%2CautoBuffering%3Atrue%2CautoPlay%3Afalse%2CinitialScale%3A%27fit%27%2CmenuItems%3A%5Bfalse%2Cfalse%2Cfalse%2Cfalse%2Ctrue%2Ctrue%2Cfalse%5D%2CusePlayOverlay%3Afalse%2CshowPlayListButtons%3Atrue%2CplayList%3A%5B%7Burl%3A%27TTOParkingPublic%2FparkingPublic%5F512kb%2Emp4%27%7D%5D%2CcontrolBarGloss%3A%27high%27%2CshowVolumeSlider%3Atrue%2CbaseURL%3A%27http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Earchive%2Eorg%2Fdownload%2F%27%2Cloop%3Afalse%2CcontrolBarBackgroundColor%3A%270×000000%27%7D

Happy New Year, everyone!

Video courtesy "The Temporary Travel Office", with a hat tip to Don Shoup.

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I'm an engineer and father interested in transit, parking and economics.
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2 Responses to >Video: The History of Parking

  1. Mark says:

    >Do you have a transcript? I don’t want to spend 13 minutes ‘watching’ something I could read in less than a minute.

  2. thm says:

    >Interesting subject, of course, but as Mark hints, this sort of documentary bugs me a little. It’s a rather thin exposition–a transcript probably could be read in a minute and is probably no longer than a decent blog post–combined with stock footage that is tangentially related to the presentation.It seems that in recent years, the History channel, and others like it, have offered up a mountain of programming with similar characteristics. I suspect that the advent of relatively cheap non-linear digital video editing is largely responsible.

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