University of California Transportation Center
Parking Cash Out: Chapters 1 and 22-28 from the manuscript of The High Cost of Free-Parking
- Author(s): Shoup, Donald C.
- et al.
Employer-paid parking is the most common tax-exempt fringe benefit offered to workers in the United States, and 95 percent of American automobile commuters park free at work. All this free parking at work helps to explain why 91 percent of commuters drive to work, and why 91 percent of commuters’ cars have only one occupant. When it comes to free parking, commuters, and solo driving in the US, all percentages are in the nineties.