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Residential Parking in Vibrant City Districts

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  • Molenda, Inga
  • Sieg, Gernot

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Living downtown has advantages because it allows for a convenient access to a variety of shopping and leisure activities as well as disadvantages due to the difficulties in finding a parking spot when parking capacity is scarce. We formally model the trade-off in a vibrant city district between parking privileges for residents and economic vitality in terms of the product variety offered. We identify situations in which assigning on-street parking spaces to residential parking is a welfare-maximizing policy. Furthermore, we analyze the optimal share of residential parking spaces from the residents perspective only and find that it exceeds the welfare-maximizing share.

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  • Molenda, Inga & Sieg, Gernot, 2013. "Residential Parking in Vibrant City Districts," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79933, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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    1. DE BORGER, Bruno & RUSSO, Antonio, 2015. "Lobbying and the political economy of pricing car access to downtown commercial districts," Working Papers 2015012, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
    2. Inga Molenda & Gernot Sieg, 2017. "To pay or not to pay for parking at shopping malls - A rationale from the perspective of two-sided markets," Working Papers 23, Institute of Transport Economics, University of Muenster.
    3. Arnott, Richard & Inci, Eren & Rowse, John, 2015. "Downtown curbside parking capacity," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 86(C), pages 83-97.
    4. Groote, Jesper De & Ommeren, Jos Van & Koster, Hans R.A., 2016. "Car ownership and residential parking subsidies: Evidence from Amsterdam," Economics of Transportation, Elsevier, vol. 6(C), pages 25-37.
    5. Inci, Eren, 2015. "A review of the economics of parking," Economics of Transportation, Elsevier, vol. 4(1), pages 50-63.
    6. De Borger, Bruno & Russo, Antonio, 2017. "The political economy of pricing car access to downtown commercial districts," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 98(C), pages 76-93.

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    JEL classification:

    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis

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