Toronto Condo Will Provide Carsharing Instead Of Parking

A 42-storey condo building to be built in Toronto will include parking for nine car-share vehicles and 315 bicycles but no on-site parking spaces for residents’ private automobiles.
September 17, 2009, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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"Normally, building plans follow a formula for how much parking space should be allowed; current standards, if applied to the building, would provide approximately 140 parking spaces for residents.

"To assume a residential development of the project's scale might be totally car-free runs counter to expert study and experience," the staff report stated. "Although there are many households in the downtown (area) without cars, it would be highly unlikely to find 315 of them permanently concentrated in one building.""

Thanks to Todd Litman

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Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 in Toronto Star
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