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4 Things to do with Unused Parking Lots

4 Things to do with Unused Parking Lots

Towns across the country are transforming unused parking into more productive developments that offer true benefits to a community, not just temporary car storage.

Parking with Limits

Parking with Limits

The right amount of parking is well-utilized and valuable. But too much is detrimental.

Parking Minimums Must Die

Parking Minimums Must Die

If we took the entire Strong Towns Strength Test and boiled it down to one indicator, it would be parking minimums. If you can't figure out how to get rid of them, your town isn't strong.

Our Parking Minimums Map - Updated

Our Parking Minimums Map - Updated

One year ago, we released a crowdsourced map tracking decreases in parking minimums across the country as part of #BlackFridayParking. Today we're sharing an update.

5 Resources for Ending Parking Minimums

5 Resources for Ending Parking Minimums

Whether you're a city staffer, nonprofit leader or just a strong citizen who cares, there's something you can do to advocate for an end to parking minimums in your town.

A Major Parking Garage Problem

A Major Parking Garage Problem

This gets my nomination for worst parking garage on the continent—due not only to sheer size, but also because the same people who thought they should construct the 7,657-space 12-story parking garage apparently didn't realize that they didn't have enough customers to fill it.

Time to Refresh our National Parking Map

Time to Refresh our National Parking Map

Please take a few minutes to submit information about the parking minimums in your city so that we can share an updated map during the week of Black Friday Parking.

So Many Shoppers, So Much Unused Parking

So Many Shoppers, So Much Unused Parking

For years, we’ve been told that big box parking lots need to be large enough to accommodate peak parking demand. Yet even on the biggest shopping day of the year, I found oceans of empty asphalt.

Black Friday Parking in Cedar Rapids, IA

Black Friday Parking in Cedar Rapids, IA

As part of Strong Towns's Black Friday Parking event, I roused myself out of my warm house this morning after Thanksgiving--traditionally the start of the holiday shopping season, and possibly the biggest shopping day of the year--to go study parking lots.