Parking Reform Map Shows Which Cities Have Eliminated Parking Minimums

As part of #BlackFridayParking week, a crowd-sourced map tracks the growth of the parking reform movement in U.S. cities.

November 23, 2021, 5:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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A crowd-sourced map from Strong Towns and the Parking Reform Network visualizes which U.S. cities have reduced or eliminated minimum parking requirements, writes Daniel Herriges.

First created in 2015, the map aims to serve as a tool for parking reform advocates who want to find examples and build support for reform in their communities.

Anyone who's lobbied a local elected official knows that the first question they ask is, 'Who else has tried this?' And so we sought to give you a one-stop location to share the (many) answers to that question with each other.

The project is part of Strong Town's #BlackFridayParking week, which highlights "the harm done to our cities by excessive parking—and specifically, by mandatory parking minimums, which require private land owners to provide parking often far in excess of reasonable demand." The waste is particularly evident on so-called 'Black Friday,' when parking lots remain less than full even on the busiest shopping day of the year.

You can view the map and contribute your own knowledge about parking reform programs here.

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