Going the distance: More Americans prefer homes that are larger and farther apart – ParkNews.biz Aug 24th – 30th, 2021

August 30, 2021


Going the distance: More Americans prefer homes that are larger and farther apart – ParkNews.biz Aug 24th – 30th, 2021



Americans are moving to the suburbs.  “Americans today are more likely than they were in the fall of 2019 to express a preference for living in a community where “houses are larger and farther apart, but schools, stores and restaurants are several miles away,” according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted July 8-18, 2021.”

Further, “This shift has occurred during the coronavirus outbreak and the accompanying period of telework, remote schooling and pandemic-related restrictions on indoor dining and other indoor activities. Today, six-in-ten U.S. adults say they would prefer to live in a community with larger homes with greater distances to retail stores and schools (up 7 percentage points since 2019), while 39% say they prefer a community with smaller houses that are closer together with schools, stores and restaurants within walking distance (down 8 points since 2019).”  You can read it all here: Aug 30, 2021 – More Americans now say they prefer a community with big houses, even if local amenities are farther away

Also, JVH wrote a blog apropos which is the headline this Monday on ParkNews.biz: Aug 30, 2021 – Strangely, Folks Prefer Larger Homes in the Burbs – JVH, Parking Today.  

John states: “It would seem that this would be good news for the parking industry, meaning that more travel, even short term, is on the horizon, and if the numbers stay the way they are, 85% of that travel will be by car and will need some place to park.”

In other news on PT Plus, ParkMobile brings easier and safe parking payments to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus: Aug 30, 2021 – PT Plus: ParkMobile and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Partner for Contactless Parking on Campus

Also on PT Plus, TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Bal Harbour Shops’ new garage: Aug 27, 2021 – PT Plus: TKH Security has been awarded the Parking Guidance System Contract for Bal Harbour Shops  And last but not least, Aug 25, 2021 – PT Plus: PayByPhone Brings a Better Contactless Experience to Tofino, BC with Robbins Parking Service Ltd .

Otherwise, there is a lot said about chalking tires and parking enforcement, due to Federal appeals panel ruling that Saginaw, MI violated her Fourth Amendment rights. The Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights is:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Since summer is coming to an end, we are looking forward to the Labor Day Holliday and our new September PT Issue dedicated to the NPA conference.  Check it out online September 1st.   And we will see you all in Las Vegas in less than a month.

Have a blessed new week.

Thank you,

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

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