Can on-street parking fees really help places with poor public transport?
I was asked this many times in Pune, India, while I was there on mission three weeks ago*. Parking is a hot topic in this Maharashtra city of about 5 million people because many Pune streets have extreme parking problems and because the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has a new and progressive draft parking policy awaiting approval. However, public transport in Pune remains unappealing for vehicle owners. Hence the question.
The short answer is yes!
By Paul Barter, Adjunct Associate Professor, LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore