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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.

Spot's Parking Lot

Spot's Parking Lot

How can we make better use of a parking space? This little dog knows.

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.