By Janet Mark Wallace, Op-Ed, Ottawa Citizen
Many residents of North America regard free parking as something of a human right. Plans to charge for parking are often met with accusations of government cash grabs or corporate greed.
In his magnum opus, The High Cost of Free Parking, UCLA professor of urban planning Donald Shoup makes a 700-page case that there is in fact no such thing as free parking. The proper question to ask, is “Who is paying for the parking?”