For years it’s been an urban-planning riddle: The argument for why Boston needs more parking spaces downtown is the same argument for why it doesn’t. Increasing the number of available spots would ease one of the most stressful parts of driving in the city - motorists circling block after block in search of elusive spaces, snarling traffic in the process . But making parking easier could also entice more commuters to forgo public transportation, which would increase congestion.
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