Diridon Station Area
Good Neighbor Committee

UPDATE #14 - January 22, 2010 

In This Update
The High Cost of Free Parking
Upcoming Good Neighbor Meetings
Our Website
 

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This update includes the agendas for the next two Good Neighbor Committee meetings on January 27th and February 1st, as well as an invitation from Greenbelt Alliance to attend a presentation on The High Cost of Free Parking on February 24th.
The High Cost of Free Parking

Greenbelt Alliance invites you to an event

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

6:30 p.m.
City Hall Council Wing, 
Rooms W-118, 119, 120
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose

In The High Cost of Free Parking, Donald Shoup UCLA Department of Urban Planning Professor argues that parking policies distort transportation choices, debase urban design, damage the economy, and degrade the environment.  He also proposes reforms designed to undo the damage caused by a century of bad planning for parking.  Some cities have already begun to adopt these reforms. 

Parking reforms, Shoup argues, can reduce auto dependence, traffic congestion, air pollution, energy waste, and greenhouse gas emissions while increasing the supply of housing and improving public services. He will also explore how cities in Silicon Valley can reform their parking policies to achieve all these results quickly.

For more information, contact  

Michele Beasley at (408) 983-0856 or mbeasley@greenbelt.org

Good Neighbor Committee
Meeting #7 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
6:00 - 8:15 p.m.
City Hall Council Wing, 
Rooms W-118, 119, 120
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose
 
Agenda  
 
- Diridon Station Area Public Art
Framework for Implementation
 
Meeting #8
Monday, February 1, 2010
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
City Hall Council Wing, 
Rooms W-118, 119, 120
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose
 
Agenda  
 
- High Speed Rail
- Framework for Implementation