March 29, 2024

Tax the curb cuts

Proposal: after repealing mandatory off-street parking requirements, go a step further and impose a significant annual fee on curb cuts.

They’re mobility and safety-eroding, bikelane-preventing privatizations of scarce public curb space. And many are used only to provide easy access for private vehicles to the space in front of the garage where the vehicle doesn’t even fit. They shouldn’t be free, and we should incentivize removing them.