Free Forum on "Traffic, Parking and our Green Future"

Traffic and parking experts Tom Vanderbilt and Donald Shoup will speak at Yale on “Traffic, Parking and our Green Future” on January 19 at 7 p.m. in Sudler Hall at 100 Wall St. The forum is free and open the public.

Their talk is being presented by Yale Transportation Options and the Yale Journalism Initiative.

Vanderbilt is the author of the best-selling “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us).” Shoup, a professor of urban planning at UCLA, is the author of “The High Cost of Free Parking.”

Vanderbilt writes on design, technology, science, and culture, among other subjects, for many publications, including Wired, Slate,The London Review of Books, Gourmet, The Wall Street Journal, Men’s Vogue, Artforum, The Wilson Quarterly, Travel and Leisure, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, Cabinet, Metropolis, and Popular Science. He is contributing editor to the design magazines I.D. and Print, and contributing writer of the popular blog Design Observer.

Donald Shoup has extensively studied parking as a key link between transportation and land use, with important consequences for cities, the economy, and the environment. “The High Cost of Free Parking” is leading a growing number of cities to charge fair market prices for curb parking, dedicate the resulting revenue to finance public services in the metered districts, and reduce or remove off-street parking requirements. His research on employer-paid parking led to passage of California’s parking cash-out law, and to changes in the Internal Revenue Code to encourage parking cash out.

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