Minimum parking requirements hinder the potential of strong towns by creating barriers for new local business start ups, and filling our cities with unproductive, empty parking spaces that don’t add value to our places. We need to put an end to minimum parking laws and allow our cities to become productive places again.
Here are 4 stories that look at the issue of parking minimums from new angles:
Notoriously bemoaned, Trader Joe's parking lots are known for their small size, tight spots & limited maneuvering areas. But that's actually a much better model than the wasted space that most grocery stores have in their parking lots.
When it comes to drunk driving, America may have a bigger driving problem than a drinking problem.
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.
In our dense cities where land is valuable and housing is expensive, why is parking cheaper than rent?