The Akron City Council will this week decide on legislation that could at it to the roster of cities that have reformed parking requirements.
October 2, 2016, 5am PDT
Cities around the world are finding ways to go on a parking diet, freeing up unused space. San Francisco and Philadelphia are two U.S. leaders, while cities like Paris, Copenhagen, and Zurich pursue even more aggressive measures.
September 21, 2016, 10am PDT
The City Council of Oakland, California has approved a far-reaching reduction of parking requirements.
September 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Want parking reform without tears?
July 18, 2016, 8am PDT
Portland's City Council has sided with housing advocates against neighborhood groups who wanted new developments to include parking spaces.
July 10, 2016, 9am PDT
If the proposed parking minimums had been in place over the past eight years, one-fifth of new development in the area would have been impossible, according to analysis reported by Bike Portland.
June 30, 2016, 2pm PDT
Chattanooga is the latest city to apply the form-based code methodology to a specific area of the city, including downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.
April 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
Reformed parking regulations will improve the quality of urban environments. They might even allow to once again construct building types we appreciate only in older cities, but could never imagine building with today’s parking requirements.
February 18, 2016, 1pm PST
A vote by the city of Cincinnati's Historic Conservation Board, of all things, would prioritize parking over historic integrity.
January 7, 2016, 2pm PST
A new study quantifies the amount of space devoted to parking in Los Angeles County—a figure that just begs to be visualized.
December 14, 2015, 6am PST
New research about the importance of transit in building transit oriented communities has some surprising results that may have significant implications for how we plan and build in the future.
December 8, 2015, 8am PST
In older, denser communities like Hoboken, NJ, where almost everything is walkable and land value is sky high, why are city officials still requiring parking minimums?
December 1, 2015, 7am PST
Strong Towns completes another year of its critique of parking policies, brought to retail districts all over the country on the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.
November 25, 2015, 9am PST
The high cost of free parking is almost, but not quite, common knowledge. Many, but not all, people realize the pernicious effects of parking requirements. A map can help illustrate this spreading awareness.
July 22, 2015, 12pm PDT
The politics of parking aren't expected to change in the upcoming Houston mayoral election. But an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle is willing to mess with the third rail.
July 20, 2015, 11am PDT
With backing from Mayor Greg Ballard, Indianapolis' new zoning ordinance has been "tweaked" to allow developers to lower parking minimums if options to reduce driving are provided. Also, EV rift between charging stations and parking spaces reported.
July 16, 2015, 9am PDT
A bill to reduce parking minimums for residential or mixed-use developments that include affordable units passed a key Senate committee. AB 744 amends the state's density bonus law, itself controversial, that incentivizes building affordable housing.
July 14, 2015, 8am PDT
As parking reform takes to multi-family housing, the detached single family home has largely escaped discussion. Should it? Seattle (of course) is taking the lead. Also, is all of Minneapolis ready to eliminate parking minimums along transit lines?
July 13, 2015, 6am PDT
Minneapolis took a large leap forward last week by approving a plan that would reduce parking requirements for transit-adjacent developments in a huge swath of the city—not just downtown.
April 29, 2015, 10am PDT
A newly approved ordinance in San Francisco will allow new flexibility for the city parking regulations, relaxing parking restrictions in multiple situations that apply all over the city.