The High Cost of Free Parking

Renowned parking guru and my future professor Donald Shoup will be giving a free presentation in Alexandria tonightBlurb (p. 3) from the City of Alexandria:

Wednesday, May 27, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. — FREE
George Washington Masonic Memorial, Memorial Theater
101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301

Dr. Donald Shoup, author of The High Cost of Free Parking, will discuss different parking strategies that can help balance a city’s parking needs. Dr. Shoup is known for his creative and cutting-edge style and for thinking “outside of the box.” City residents, business representatives, and interested parties from the metropolitan area are invited attend.

This topic has implications for transportation, land use, business, and the environment, among others.  It’s easily accessible by Metro at the King Street station.  I hope to see you there! [thanks, Greater Greater Washington]

*As an added bonus, the Memorial Theater venue was apparently “the setting for the opening scene of National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets with Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight and Ed Harris.”  I guess I’m going to have to start integrating a little Los Angeles into my life sooner rather than later.


3 Responses to “The High Cost of Free Parking”

  1. 1 Paul Guerino May 27, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I wonder what he’d think about the practice of not ticketing double-parkers around churches on Sunday..

    • 2 go2town May 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm

      Good question… you should ask him tonight 🙂
      I have a feeling his answer won’t be that double-parking should be legal and free.

  1. 1 Link: Shoup Preview « Go2Town Trackback on May 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm

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