An interesting study came through my inbox the other day: "Guaranteed Parking, Guaranteed Driving." This study compares the driving habits of residents of two New York neighborhoods: Jackson Heights, Queens and Park Slope, Brooklyn.
The study found that residents with guaranteed off-street parking at home were more likely to drive: Jackson Heights residents (who have more off-street parking) are 45% more likely to drive to work in the Manhattan CBD and 28% more likely to commute by car in general.
Very interesting - especially as many companies are looking to reduce parking opportunities at the office. Perhaps part of the solution is reducing parking opportunities at home, as well.