A Primer on Innovative Parking Regulations

Writing for Smart Growth America, Neha Bhatt provides a survey of innovative parking regulation and management strategies in cities around the country.
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Bhatt introduces the survey of parking innovations by explaining the status quo in parking requirements: "Typically, parking rules are used to establish the minimum number of off-street private car parking spaces that must be provided in new residential and commercial developments. This helps manage traffic and congestion as new projects and more people come to the area, and it helps keep parking demand from overtaking supply over time."

The article then goes on to explore four cities—Berkeley, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington D.C.; and Redwood City, California—that have implemented innovative parking strategies. Bhatt details innovations like performance parking, unbundling of housing and parking units, and management of on-street parking.

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