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No matter how you measure it, there is a lot of parking in the United States. According to some estimates there are as many as six parking spaces for each car. In other words, America devotes more square footage to car storage than to housing people.
Henry Grabar goes through how we got here, and what Americans sacrificed on the altar of parking. From affordable housing to walkable neighborhoods to countless hours spent wandering around the block, hunting for a free spot.
His new book is Jenna Witta: How Parking Explains the World.
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This episode was produced by Connor Donevan with audio engineering by Valentina Rodríguez Sánchez. It was edited by Christopher Intagliata. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.