This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

BREAKING NEWS: Erica Barnett reports that private property owners in Seattle will be able to rent out their land in exchange for money through at least 2015.  Think of that!

I don’t have much more to add to this conversation than what I already wrote when this issue came up a year ago, but I do think it’s worth reminding people that there’s a difference between a privately owned lot and a goverment-owned “park and ride.”  The former goes away as soon as there’s more gain to be had in developing the land.  The latter tends to last forever, because politicians are afraid to take away people’s God-given right to free parking.