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FREE PARKING IN THE UPPER WEST SIDE Understanding the Community's Fierce Response Against Parking Reform and Examining Ways to Address Community Concern

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dc.contributor.advisor Hurley, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Chan, Joyce
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-10T12:33:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-10T12:33:39Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/22764
dc.description.abstract In the Upper West Side, the local Transportation Committee has proposed to remove free on-street parking. The neighborhood is located in Manhattan, New York, and its residents has access to city's public transportation system. Despite the fact that 76% of the Upper West Side households do not own a car (AddressReport, 2015) and 69.8% of the Upper West Side commuters take public transit to work (New York City Planning, 2019), there has been a number residents who have vehemently opposed the proposal. In this thesis, I explore the possible relationship between parking types and the preferred mode of travel in New York City through the qualitative analysis of City Wide Mobility data provided by the New York City Department of Transportation. I also examine the complexity of implementing parking reforms in New York City, where community support play an important in policy making, by examining the community reactions involved in the parking removal proposal in the Upper West Side. This thesis seeks to understand the complex issue of free on-street parking in a city known for an extensive public transportation system.
dc.description.sponsorship Bryn Mawr College. Department of Growth and Structure of Cities
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject.lcsh Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.)
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- New York (State) -- New York
dc.subject.lcsh Automobile parking -- New York (State) -- New York
dc.title FREE PARKING IN THE UPPER WEST SIDE Understanding the Community's Fierce Response Against Parking Reform and Examining Ways to Address Community Concern
dc.type Thesis
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