Parking, Parking, Parking

Poor people pay for parking even when they can’t afford a car
5 Stories That Will Make You Think Differently About Parking

On the surface, making sure there is "enough parking" seems like a good thing. But the impacts of parking minimums are sometimes very problematic-- a Washington Post article discusses the way in which the economic cost of parking is transferred to poor residents who don't even own cars, and a round up of stories from Strong Towns discusses how parking requirements impact drunk driving and different perceptions of parking issues.

Regulations that require developers to bake those costs into shopping centers, offices or apartment buildings — whether people intend to drive there or not — are a matter of inequality, Shoup argues. They force people who don’t drive to subsidize those who do. They assume everyone does drive when many people can’t. And they make it more expensive to build affordable housing, which means we get less of it.
— Emily Badger, Washington Post