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Alan Durning directs Sightline Institute, a Seattle research and communication center working to promote sustainable solutions for the Pacific Northwest.

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This is part 12 of a Sightline series on parking requirements. Read parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.

I explained this already. It took me 1,025 words to detail how cities make up parking quotas from junk science. Maximum parking tallies become minimum parking requirements, which become landscapes flooded with free parking, which induces more driving, which leads to higher tallies of maximum parking. Repeat.

Artist Don Baker explains it in 71 seconds. Behold: 


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