We’re starting up a new feature here on Greater Greater Washington where we collect reader questions and choose the five best to an expert (or maybe a group of experts) to get their opinion. This week, we have Donald Shoup, Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA. Dr. Shoup has been writing about parking issues since 1978, and his book, The High Cost of Free Parking, is recognized as one of the most important books about parking policy, ever. Dr. Shoup was recently recognized as the 15th most influential urban thinker by Planetizen.

Please post your questions. If you like someone else’s, post a comment saying so or just with a “+1”. We’ll combine the most popular and our favorites to pick a top five for Dr. Shoup.


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Michael Perkins blogs about Metro operations and fares, performance parking, and any other government and economics information he finds on the Web. He lives with his wife and two children in Arlington, Virginia.