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.
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.
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.
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.
“I'm honestly not sure if I should support this trend or fight it.”
Parking minimums might sound dull, but they have an enormous impact on the financial success of your city and understanding why is crucial.
Hartford got rid of parking minimums. So can your city.
Most of the land in our cities sits vacant for large parts of the day. Is this the best use of our resources?
…even when they get rid of a few parking spots in the process.
You can put up all the signs you want, but your community will still be vulnerable to a myriad of external shocks.
Strong Towns member Justin Golbabai led his town toward a victory in reducing parking minimum laws.
My city wants to bulldoze a historic home for more parking. I did the math on what that would actually cost and how much it would really benefit us.
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.
City councilor and Strong Towns member Andrew Rodriguez turned his city hall parking spot into a community park in Walnut, CA.
This is how you start (and win) a conversation about repealing minimum parking requirements.
It's time to push back against the typical media narratives about parking in our towns.
How can we make better use of a parking space? This little dog knows.
Towns across the country are transforming unused parking into more productive developments that offer true benefits to a community, not just temporary car storage.
Plus 5 tips for repealing parking minimums in your community.
The right amount of parking is well-utilized and valuable. But too much is detrimental.