LA county devotes 200 square miles to parking

In a recent piece, Scott Foreman argues that parking is underpriced and is a giant urban blight, taking up ridiculous amounts of space 

As of today, there are something on the order of 250 million cars in the United States alone. There are also around 800 million parking spaces.

Here’s a visualization of the land area in Los Angeles county devoted to parking, courtesy of betterinstitutions.com:

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