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Old 10-09-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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Parking rates in Atlanta rose slightly from a year ago, with a monthly median for unreserved parking of $96, according to Colliers International’s annual parking rate survey for 2012.

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Nationally, the U.S. national average for monthly parking fees was $166.26, up 3.4 percent from a year ago.

More....Atlanta parking rates lower than national average - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Raise the parking rates to encourage more people to use mass transit.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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What if they don't want to use mass transit?
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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Raise the parking rates to encourage more people to use mass transit.
There you go again trying to make rational people change their behavior to something that is less rational when both are available in a free market. You odd, pro-transit social engineering stuff makes no sense. Let the free market operate. Trying to force people adopt a lifestyle that does not suit their desires does not make sense. If transit really made sense for more people, they would use it. However, if it doesn't make sense, why try to force them into having to use it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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The only 'purpose' I can see for this comparison would be to encourage the Atlanta folks to raise their rates, since the cost is currently so 'low'. Doesn't really benefit the Atlanta 'parker' since the money paid is in actual dollars, not some 'percentage' of the norm.

Is the CoC going to tout parking rates as a reason to move to Atlanta? What an odd stat to have 'on hand'. I can hear it now..."Atlanta traffic is horrible because the parking rates are so low!!!"
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Raise the parking rates to encourage more people to use mass transit.
Who outside of businesses in the City of Atlanta would charge employees to park?

Last edited by rcsteiner; 10-09-2012 at 04:50 PM.. Reason: s/change/charge
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Y'all do what ever you want, but raising parking rates to the true cost of using a car in the urban center would encourage people to think twice about driving to the urban core when it is served well by transit.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Y'all do what ever you want, but raising parking rates to the true cost of using a car in the urban center would encourage people to think twice about driving to the urban core when it is served well by transit.
And that 'true cost' is.......???? And what are the boundaries of the 'urban core' in Atlanta?
I reckon those cities with astronomical parking costs don't have anyone 'mis-using' their driving privileges in their 'urban cores'. And, of course, many of Atlanta's traffic woes result from folks driving THROUGH the 'core', not parking in it. Might as well slap a toll-tax on THEM!
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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And that 'true cost' is.......???? And what are the boundaries of the 'urban core' in Atlanta?
I reckon those cities with astronomical parking costs don't have anyone 'mis-using' their driving privileges in their 'urban cores'. And, of course, many of Atlanta's traffic woes result from folks driving THROUGH the 'core', not parking in it. Might as well slap a toll-tax on THEM!
This ain't the Austin forums, cowboy.
So if parking rates are below the national average why do people still complain about ParkAtlanta? Its not that confusing or hard to get the curb number and pay at the sidewalk meter. If there are those that still find the parking instructions hard, then they can always park at a MARTA station and ride the train to Midtown or Downtown, its $5/person round trip.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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This ain't the Austin forums, cowboy.
No worries, pardner. 28 years in Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs qualifies me to drop in from time to time. Y'all take care now.
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