A blogger at the Sioux Falls South Dakota Argus Leader has it knocked;. Here’s the money quote:
For shoppers making a quick errand, on-street parking directly in front of their destination is most valuable, and they are willing to pay more for it. Downtown workers sometimes occupy these spaces, however, and understandably so as the incentives to park elsewhere are ineffective. An hourly rate for structured parking that is lower than the rate for on-street parking would encourage downtown workers to free up on-street parking for shoppers.
Another Shoupista is found. This seems so clear and simple. Why is it so difficult for mayors and city council folk to figure out?