Washington, D.C. parking has been on the media radar for a number of reasons, perhaps most prominently among them a pilot initiative called ParkDC, which will adjust the prices of 1,300 parking meters via a demand-based system that will bounce time of day, location and other factors to calculate pricing.
What kind of neighborhoods are best prepared to welcome our share of the 10,000 Syrian refugees expected to arrive in America over the next year?
Strong Towns member, Mark Dawson, muses on walkability and bikeability in his Chicago neighborhood.
Our third annual #BlackFridayParking event was a resounding success! You posted from dozens of states and shared hundreds of photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Refugees -- much like artists and other traditionally marginalized members of society -- are a key catalyst for moving us into a Strong Towns way of being.
...and don't forget to tune in tomorrow for #BlackFridayParking!
"I'm out to save the world, one parking space at a time."
Chuck Marohn interviews Joe Minicozzi of Urban Three about how parking lots take away value and tax revenue from our cities.
We hope many of you are spurred to action during this week of #BlackFridayParking. One of the ways to get your voice heard is through your local paper. Here are some tips to help get started.
What happens when you get rid of minimum parking requirements in a downtown district while also adding 4,500 people to the downtown?
Charge the right price for parking at the curb, use that money to make ongoing improvements to the quality of life on that street and rid yourselves of off-street parking requirements.
Here are some excerpts from municipal codes that demonstrate different ways to remove or decrease parking minimums. We hope these are helpful examples.
John Anderson explains why parking minimums exist and what's wrong with them.
These maps illustrate the way parking lots deplete your town's tax base and alter your landscape to detrimental effect.
Decatur, GA removes parking minimums for commercial buildings, and increases bike access in the process.
Chuck Marohn interviews Donald Shoup, Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. His book, The High Cost of Free Parking, and his extensive research into the effects of parking on cities have made him a prominent voice on these topics.
In our dense cities where land is valuable and housing is expensive, why do our cars pay cheaper rent than people?
Phoenixville, PA removes parking minimums in its downtown through a new comprehensive plan, facing a surprising lack of resistance from the community, and seeing fantastic results.
See which cities are getting rid of parking minimums, from Miami to Portland.
This week we take a close look at parking requirements and the impact it has on becoming a strong city, town or neighborhood. We invite everyone to join us for the third national #BlackFridayParking event.