This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

I like that Dan Bertolet’s thinking outside the box with the idea of a fee for private parking spaces, but I do agree with some of his commenters that you could get most of the way there just by raising the gas tax and eliminating mandatory parking minima in new developments, two things that I know Dan supports.

But if Dan’s simply trying to establish a leftward anchor for this debate, so we can then redefine the “sensible center” as being the two things I mentioned above, then I’m all for it!