Why Amsterdam is Removing 10,000 Parking Spaces
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In 2018, the political party GroenLinks promised to remove 10,000 parking spaces from the streets of Amsterdam by 2025. So how is that going?

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References & Further Reading

Verkiezingen Gemeenteraad 2018 - uitslagen per stemlocatie
https://maps.amsterdam.nl/gemeenteraa...

The Future of the Gardiner East: What Can We Learn from Other Cities?
https://www.waterfrontoronto.ca/news/...

On street parking and its impact on road performance
https://www.matec-conferences.org/art...

What Share of Traffic is Cruising for Parking?
https://www.researchgate.net/publicat...

San Francisco's SFPark Experiment
https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/...
https://escholarship.org/content/qt0j...

Amsterdam Parkeertarieven
https://www.amsterdam.nl/parkeren-ver...

How Much Traffic is Cruising for Parking?
https://transfersmagazine.org/magazin...

Toronto's curbside patios made nearly 50x more money than the parking spots they took up
https://www.blogto.com/city/2022/10/t...

Even businesses are OK with losing on-street parking. So why would Toronto undo curbside patios?
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contr...

What would a free market for parking look like? It'd look a lot like Japan.
http://www.citybeautiful.nz/2018/09/p...

Parking in Japan: What to Know before Getting on the Road - PLAZA HOMES
https://www.realestate-tokyo.com/livi...

Japan's proof-of-parking rule has an essential twin policy
https://www.reinventingparking.org/20...

On-street parking in Tokyo – How to use and the regulations | Living in Tokyo
https://living.rise-corp.tokyo/on-str...

Deze kades en bruggen in Amsterdam verkeren in slechte staat
https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/deze-...

Parkeervrije Hoofdgracht
Inspiratiedocument voor een nieuwe kijk op de grachten
https://amsterdam.raadsinformatie.nl/...

Amsterdam telt al 1141 parkeerplekken minder
https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/amste...

Meer ruimte, minder parkeervakken
https://amsterdam-autoluw-magazine.re...

Amsterdam wil 11.200 parkeerplaatsen opheffen. In Oost probeerden ze het een maand uit. ‘Je ruikt de bloemen’
https://www.trouw.nl/binnenland/amste...

Cities have a parking problem. More parking is not the solution.
https://citymonitor.ai/transport/park...

The Strongest Case Yet That Excessive Parking Causes More Driving
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...

More Parking Puts More Cars on the Road
https://www.sightline.org/2021/01/28/...

What Do Residential Lotteries Show Us About Transportation Choices?
https://people.ucsc.edu/~jwest1/artic...

The high cost of cheap permit parking in Amsterdam
https://ssrn.com/abstract=4140629

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Chapters
0:00 Introduction
1:12 Getting rid of parking is contentious
2:11 The problem with street parking
2:46 The finances of street parking
4:36 The Japanese example
5:47 The exceptions
7:20 How did they do it?
8:01 Example construction projects
8:41 Crumbling canal walls
9:47 Just do it
10:28 Frans Halsbuurt
11:22 Underwater cars
12:46 How is 10,000 counted?
13:17 Off-street parking is a problem, too
13:57 Amsterdam's car problem
15:31 Why are these people driving!?
16:50 How to reduce car use in the centre
17:20 4,000 and counting
17:51 GiveWell
19:23 Patreon shout-out

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