We’re so bad at parallel parking that we squander coveted, public asphalt. A massive forklift could create space by shifting offenders, but would block traffic. And it’s doubtful that car owners would let you move their property. You could, however, curb congestion. “We all want to park on the street. It’s so cheap,” says Michael Manville, an urban planner at the University of California at Los Angeles. His solution? Surge pricing. Charge more at busy times, and those spaces will open.