It's time to put an end to parking minimum laws and allow our cities to become productive places again.
School officials in my town claim our neighborhoods are too unsafe for their children to walk to school. Yet the actual key to safety lies in numbers. We need designs that make it so more, not fewer, people will choose to walk.
What's wrong with parking minimums?
Strong Towns allow new businesses to flourish and treat their land as a valuable resource. 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.
Join us each November for our annual #BlackFridayParking event, which takes a bold stand against parking minimums with an interactive, nationwide campaign.
Want to see an end to parking minimums across America? Join the movement that's working to accomplish that.
Progress on Parking Minimum Removals Across the Country
Click on the pins below read about what's going on in each city with regards to parking minimums:
Visit this page to add your town to the map.
Hartford got rid of parking minimums. So can your city.
Plus 5 tips for repealing parking minimums in your community.
Send this video to anyone who needs a crash course in why parking minimums are a major problem for American cities.
Resources to Help End Parking Minimums in Your Town:
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.
Here is a quick how-to guide for dealing with people who claim your city lacks adequate parking.
We hope many of you are spurred to action during this week of #BlackFridayParking. One of the ways to get your voice heard is through your local paper. Here are some tips to help get started.
Here are some excerpts from municipal codes that demonstrate different ways to remove or decrease parking minimums. We hope these are helpful examples.
Decatur, GA removes parking minimums for commercial buildings, and increases bike access in the process.