An idea long used in European and Asian cities, stacked parking is now being discussed in San Francisco.
San Francisco's parking crunch is making the city think about stacked parking as a solution. An idea long used in European and Asian cities stacked parking employs mini-elevators or robotic systems to stack cars atop each other. One reason for the lack of enthusiasm shown by some to the idea is the fact that commuters have to wait 45 seconds to upward of three minutes to retrieve their cars. While these automated garages are more expensive than the usual structures, in dense cities such as San Francisco, they can be an option worth considering. One Berkeley company that adopted the system says it has been a boon to its mixed-use, residential-retail projects, "...freeing upspace for street-front shops where parking otherwise wouldhave gone."
Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan
How Urban Trees Save Lives
New research shows a strong connection between a healthy urban tree canopy and lowered mortality rates.
Top Websites for Urban Planning - 2022
Every year, Planetizen collects the websites breaking new digital ground in the world of planning and related fields.
L.A.-Las Vegas High Speed Rail Could Break Ground Next Year
The privately funded train would shuttle passengers between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in half the time it takes to drive and could take 3 million vehicles off the road.
Washington Metro Draft Budget Includes Improved Frequency, Higher Fares
The D.C. transit agency plans to increase service in the hopes of boosting lagging ridership and avoiding layoffs and service disruptions.
Portland Moves Forward With Contentious Homelessness Strategy
The city’s plan to reduce the number of unhoused people has met with criticism, particularly for a proposal to ban encampment on public property citywide.
How Neighborhoods Impact Older Adults’ Resiliency to Climate Change
New research seeks to learn how homes, neighborhoods, and communities affect how older residents are affected by climate change.
Chaddick Institute at DePaul University
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
City of Dallas
American Planning Association, Sustainable Communities Division
California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority)
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.