Car Parking

March 19, 2016, 9am PDT
Google's Popular Times can contribute toward better car parking and street planning, but it also has the potential to radically change how we plan.
Medium
December 4, 2015, 6am PST
The City of Ottawa (Canada) has produced an animated video to engage the public as it goes about reviewing its minimum parking standards, some of which date back to the 1960s.
City of Ottawa
September 29, 2015, 6am PDT
As a new wave of people flood cities to live, work, and play, many arrive on four wheels: cars, which are creating massive headaches for city planners and drivers.
Elevation DC
Blog post
August 5, 2015, 2pm PDT
Attempts to limit new construction to preserve neighborhood character are an example of "beggar thy neighbor" politics.
Michael Lewyn
May 13, 2015, 1pm PDT
Whether driveways are anti-urban or 'anti-pedestrian' depends on how we segregate street uses. As shared spaces where they cross sidewalks, driveways inform the wider question: what makes for a good street?
Urban Kchoze
April 27, 2015, 6am PDT
Okay, technically it leads to the new Vikings stadium, but Nick Magrino doubts its benefits justify $6 million of public spending. A proportion of the Metropolitan Council is inclined to agree.
MinnPost
March 3, 2015, 12pm PST
Historic planning documents, like those found in the APA's Planning Advisory Service, are full of lessons about how past planning doctrines failed their intentions, and it's always a good time for planners to re-evaluate their antecedents.
Strong Towns
February 24, 2015, 1pm PST
A three-year pilot program of market-pricing for parking in the university town of Berkeley, California is already revealing surprising realities about parking demand in the city.
Systematic Failure
February 23, 2015, 5am PST
Douglas Hausladen, New Haven’s transportation director, envisions building complete streets quickly through a fail-fast approach.
CityLab
Blog post
January 4, 2015, 1pm PST
As planners we use maps on a daily basis. This article shares how to find the date and time that a Google Earth image was taken, which can be helpful in undertaking site analysis and understanding parking utilization.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
September 11, 2014, 7am PDT
Matthew Garbet contributes a guest column to the SaportaReport wherein he debunks the "Tipping Point Theory of Transit"—that cities should continue to support cars until a complete transit system is realized.
SaportaReport
May 7, 2014, 2pm PDT
The MonkeyParking app works similarly to sharing economy stars Airbnb or Uber, except for sale is an inside line on parking spaces. That means that private users would be auctioning the use of public space. That can't be legal, can it?
Uptown Almanac
November 12, 2013, 10am PST
A weekend op-ed in the Wall Street Journal rallying against a proposed Alexandria, Va. bike lane has likened the fight to save 37 parking spaces on par with the Revolution and the War of 1812. Could this be the revenge of Dorothy Rabinowitz?
Bacon's Rebellion
September 1, 2013, 7am PDT
A Donald Shoup devotee offers new insight into the problems and solutions associated with parking in Los Angeles and other cities. Urban Planning professor Richard Willson says it'll cost you, but parking systems are going to get more efficient.
The Eastsider LA
July 24, 2013, 10am PDT
A UCLA master's student and Don Shoup found that Santa Monica, CA's flexible parking requirements have led to significant fiscal and urban form benefits. A sample of parcels showed eight-times more sales tax revenue per sq. ft. than a control group.
Streetsblog L.A.
Blog post
June 3, 2013, 6am PDT
Small business owners who drive themselves nuts arguing against the reuse of on-street parking with other balanced transportation solutions is a shame because there is so much good data to prove it's actually very good for business.
Ian Sacs
July 15, 2010, 7am PDT
This post from <em>Spacing Toronto</em> gives a personal look at the conversion of a car parking space into a bicycle parking area -- and how quickly the facility filled up.
Spacing Toronto