The high cost of free parking

...In America there are 8 parking spots for every car...

A lot of what this city talks about is in the book Walkable City and Suburban Nation. I'll post links for both books below -- great reads if you want to see your city differently.

You don't need to press your car's handbrake button if you are engaging it

Wait, there are people out there who believe that lifting/engaging your parking brake without pushing the button down is bad for your car? Who are these people? Why are they so dumb? How did this myth even get started? That clicking sound you hear is in fact a good feedback mechanism built into the mechanical system.

Of course, when disengaging the brake, you do have to push the button.