Wenyu Jia

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Wenyu Jia, a transportation planner with Fairfax County, Virginia, received a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley, in June 1997 (wjiaol@co.fairfax.va.us). Mart in Wachs is professor of transportation policy at UC Berkeley, where he also directs the University of California Transportation Center (mwachs@uclink4.berkeley.edu).

Parking And Affordable Housing

Wenyu Jia and Martin Wachs

Housing affordability and parking availability are two of the most vexing problems in the nation’s largest cities. In San Francisco, internationally known for its ambience, most working people find it almost impossible to find a house, condo, or apartment at an affordable price. Finding a parking space is nearly as difficult. Many houses are situated on very narrow lots, and frequent curb cuts for driveways reduce on-street parking.

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