Good News From America's Surface Parking Capital

Just two months ago, Tulsa was given the ignominious title of having the country's most parking-scarred downtown by Streetsblog readers. Apparently the recognition has jolted the city into action, as a ban on new surface lots was recently extended.

"Tulsa World reported Friday that our Parking Madness competition winner is moving forward with a ban on new surface parking lots," writes Streetsblog's Angie Schmitt. "The Tulsa City Council has extended a temporary moratorium on new surface parking through September. Between now and then, Tulsa will be working to prepare permanent changes to the city’s zoning code that will help contain the tide of surface parking lots and, hopefully, set the stage for some redevelopment."

"Tulsa is in the early stages of the same program the city of Denver took on to repair its woeful surface parking lot problem two decades ago," she continues. To learn more about the steps Denver took to dramatically change the character of its downtown, see this article, also by Schmitt.

Full Story: Parking Madness Champion Tulsa Moves to Limit Surface Parking Downtown

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