Parking Requirements

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.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 10, 2015, 2pm PDT
The New York Department of City Planning is working on an overhaul of its parking requirements with the potential to impact hundreds of developments.
Capital New York
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
December 12, 2014, 8am PST
Washington D.C. recently revised bike parking requirements for new or rehabilitated residential buildings, building on precedents first set in 2007.
Wash Cycle
September 24, 2014, 11am PDT
A new tool from TransForm shows where parking is underutilized in the Bay Area, even finding wasted space in a city as notorious for parking difficulties as San Francisco.
Next City
September 15, 2014, 2pm PDT
The "9x18" proposal by the Institute for Public Architecture provides a lesson in the relationship between parking requirements and the cost of housing.
New York Times
July 30, 2014, 11am PDT
The "9x18" design team (named after the dimensions of a standard parking space) has evaluated and reimagined New York's parking regulations so they reflect actual parking demand and support affordable housing goals.
Architizer
March 21, 2014, 10am PDT
Vancouver’s Transportation 2040 plan allowed for the easing of parking minimums for residential developments in parts of the city, and now city planners are beginning to explore where and how condos can be built without parking.
The Province
September 18, 2013, 11am PDT
At a forum held this week, Boston mayoral candidates demonstrated their fluency in the language of transportation alternatives and livable communities. But ideas for meaningful policy changes were largely missing, says Boston Streets.
Boston Streets
September 4, 2013, 8am PDT
Alan Durning details the negative effects that parking requirements have on housing affordability.
Sightline Institute
August 27, 2013, 2pm PDT
Recognizing the obstacle to redevelopment and livability presented by its outdated parking requirements, Cincinnati leaders have reduced parking minimums in the central business district and historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, reports Randy Simes.
Cincinnati Business Courier
July 30, 2013, 11am PDT
Surveys of parking use in multifamily buildings across Cascadia have quantified the extent to which parking requirements have 'force fed' more spaces into projects than developers would provide based on demand. Alan Durning examines the implications.
Sightline Daily
June 19, 2013, 7am PDT
In the Pacific Northwest, and elsewhere, excessive parking requirements dictate the form and footprint of buildings, mostly to the detriment of urban environments. In a lavish photo essay, Alyse Nelson explores the damage inflicted by parking laws.
Sightline Daily
May 23, 2013, 12pm PDT
With arresting infographics, architect Seth Goodman aims to expose the absurd parking requirements that can be found in cities across America.
DC.Streetsblog
April 27, 2013, 5am PDT
Parking regulations are generally formulated as uniform standards that apply to hundreds or thousands of parcels equally, often resulting in overbuilt supply. But what if planners could anticipate the parking demand down to the parcel?
The Atlantic Cities
March 29, 2013, 8am PDT
1960s and 70s era Dingbat buildings, which are common in many California cities, may be hazardous to more than just your design sensibilities. Their much-loathed parking-oriented designs can make buildings especially vulnerable to earthquakes.
SF.Streetsblog
March 21, 2013, 10am PDT
Business owners, city leaders, and community members would love to see the struggling Anacostia neighborhood transformed into a bustling retail zone. But onerous parking requirements in DC's outdated zoning code are stifling the city's own ambitions.
Washington City Paper
January 11, 2013, 8am PST
This week the L.A. City Council's Planning and Land Use Committee forwarded to the full council a progressive bike parking ordinance that could dramatically change how developers provide parking for both bikes and autos, reports Damien Newton.
LA.Streetsblog
December 14, 2012, 1pm PST
Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission approved a landmark specific plan that is notable as much for what it doesn't include as what it does.
Curbed LA
July 27, 2012, 9am PDT
Denver is confronting a dilemma facing many cities as they build out their transit systems: what types of uses should be developed in close proximity to stations, and who should these facilities serve.
The Wall Street Journal