How it Helps
A downside of implementing higher parking charges is that it is a regressive approach that will disproportionately impact lower-income individuals. More affluent individuals may not be deterred from driving if they have to pay a higher price to park than before. Therefore, there should be methods in place to ensure that lower-income individuals do not suffer an unfair burden and are still able to travel where they need to go. For example, parking prices should be variable depending on location within the city.
Introducing parking charges in urban areas will likely be met with some degree of public protest, so there should be strategies in place to mitigate or address this reaction.