Tippecanoe and parking, too

Parking spots outnumber people 3-to-1 in one Indiana county, according to a Purdue University associate professor who says that parking lots are significant contributors to water pollution and the warming of urban areas.

Nearly all the news coverage that I’ve seen of Bryan Pijanowski’s study of Tippecanoe County has consisted of very close rewrites of a Purdue press release, so you might was well read that release. Dissapointingly, none of the coverage includes a link to the study itself and even Purdue didn’t see fit to let people read it for themselves. Unfortunately, I can’t correct that shortcoming because the study doesn’t seem to be available online. However, Purdue does say that Pijanowski’s findings were presented in May at a land-use conference in the Netherlands.


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