Parking Footprint

Parking lots at zoos leave a large footprint.

Here’s a quick assignment for the American Planning Association’s Planning Magazine. In the late 1800s, many cities opened zoological parks, or zoos for short. Most of these were added to the grand public parks that began appearing around the same time. Fast forward to the 20th Century and the rise of the automobile, many cities paved over public space to accommodate zoo visitors. Now those parking lots are increasingly viewed as an unwelcome blight. The current issue looks at ways parks and zoos can tame the beast of parking in our parks.

29. November 2016 by John W. Tomac
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