What Makes Parking Garages Bad for Cities: Investigating Heinous Land Uses, Episode 4


Parking garages and other forms of mandated vehicle storage capacity are generally…not good. So, in the spirit of the season (of tax-deductible giving), please consider donating to a nonprofit that’s laser-focused on this super-important issue: the Parking Reform Network!

Donation link: https://parkingreform.org/support/

(This is an unpaid endorsement…because I believe in PRN’s mission and execution!)

In this fourth episode in our series on terrible land uses and everything that makes them bad for cities, we tackle parking garages — downtown parking garages in particular. And we’ll begin by examining a downtown that’s much more typical of an average American city than you might think — downtown Las Vegas.

At the heart of today’s video is an inventory of parking structures in DTLV, with a particular focus on a newer, award-winning garage, the “Garage Mahal” at the Circa Resort & Casino. And, of course, plenty of discussion on how the provision of structured parking connects to transportation, land use, and climate.

All this — and much more! Hope you “enjoy.”


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Previous CityNerd Videos Referenced:
– Stroads – Aurora Avenue Edition: https://youtu.be/iIeWLDwnOXM
– Pedestrian Overpasses: https://youtu.be/vFiJSf6PhU8
– Heinous Land Uses – Drive-Thrus: https://youtu.be/jlwuVmf1LG0
– Traffic Violence: https://youtu.be/4igbmr3Qj30
– Public Markets/Mercados: https://youtu.be/l10sV15O2a4
– The Humungous Parking Lots of the US: https://youtu.be/Oqsk73g6tqI




– Electric vehicle garage parking Image by Stan Petersen from Pixabay
– Electric vehicle street parking Image by (Joenomias) Menno de Jong from Pixabay


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