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Here's How to Build a Parking Garage

Here's How to Build a Parking Garage

It is backward to think of a parking ramp as a catalyst for success; it is the outcome of success. There is no shortcut to building a Strong Town, but lots of rewards for the effort.

The Many Costs of Too Much Parking

The Many Costs of Too Much Parking

Requiring excessive parking comes at a heavy cost to the vitality and financial resilience of our cities.. Have you ever wanted a one-stop list of the many ways this is the case? We did too. So we made one.

A Free Market for Parking

A Free Market for Parking

When it comes to parking, it’s time to reconcile our free-market rhetoric with our market-busting reality.

How Zoning Codes Reinforce Car Dependency

How Zoning Codes Reinforce Car Dependency

A look at how regulations shape land use in Marietta, Georgia illustrates a vicious cycle: when your zoning code is premised on car-dependency, car-dependency becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Getting Parking Right in Portland

Getting Parking Right in Portland

Portland, OR is leading the charge in parking reform by pricing its on-street parking at a variable rate that reflects shifting demand, instead of subsidizing it.

When Extra Parking Might Be a Good Thing

When Extra Parking Might Be a Good Thing

Typically, the thought of converting an old subway tunnel into parking would send shivers down the spines of urbanists. But this project may be a surprisingly beneficial way to catalyze redevelopment in Rochester, New York’s recovering downtown.

More Evidence That We Have Too Much Parking

More Evidence That We Have Too Much Parking

A new comprehensive inventory of parking in five U.S. cities provides yet more persuasive evidence: we have built way too much parking, and it is a huge drag on the fiscal solvency and the vitality of our cities and towns.

A Relentless Desire to Control

A Relentless Desire to Control

You can put up all the signs you want, but your community will still be vulnerable to a myriad of external shocks.

The Parking Problem That Wasn’t

The Parking Problem That Wasn’t

Communities across the country have found that resistance to parking minimum removals quickly fades when the facts are on the table and the benefits are made clear.

Inching to Parking Sanity

Inching to Parking Sanity

This is how you start (and win) a conversation about repealing minimum parking requirements.