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April 26, 2021, 9am PDT
Hong Kong's leaders want to build more parking for the growing number of private vehicles, but transportation experts suggest parking management could be a faster and more affordable solution.
Transit Jam
April 25, 2021, 5am PDT
The vision proposed by the groundbreaking Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan is taking shape as zoning amendments move toward adoption.
The Minnesota Daily
April 23, 2021, 6am PDT
Cities are beginning to recognize that effective curb management is an important part of reducing congestion and ensuring equitable use of public space.
April 20, 2021, 12pm PDT
The California city has received complaints about overcrowding even as the program sought to create more outdoor public space during the pandemic.
Climate Magazine
April 14, 2021, 7am PDT
The city's plan to reduce street parking by 90% in favor of bus lanes and pedestrian infrastructure is receiving backlash from local businesses.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 26, 2021, 7am PST
Google's newest partnership offers contactless parking meter payments and transit fare purchases.
February 24, 2021, 6am PST
In a decision that is still impossible in most of the country, Chicago's Department of Planning and Development is requiring housing and reduced surface parking to approve a retail project.
Streetsblog Chicago
February 21, 2021, 11am PST
The Regional Transportation District sees an opportunity for affordable housing to be located on its under-utilized parking lots.
CPR News
February 9, 2021, 12pm PST
Stadium footprints are enormous. It's time to get smarter about how they are used.
Richard Dion
January 31, 2021, 7am PST
New research published in the Urban Studies journal does the difficult work of connecting the dots between parking and driving.
Sightline Institute
January 11, 2021, 9am PST
Cities like Vancouver are rethinking parking minimums as they try to meet climate goals, reduce traffic, and reallocate street space to other modes.
January 8, 2021, 6am PST
With car ownership rates soaring, the fight for the city's free street parking spots is intensifying.
The New York Times
December 10, 2020, 6am PST
The dynamic, demand-based pricing is on its way to Northern Virginia.
Arl Now
November 30, 2020, 12pm PST
Recent investigations into the conditions facing workers in private parking lots in Philadelphia has produced a series of legislation reforms, but one idea, to lower the city's parking tax, isn't going to fly with this opinion writer.
November 27, 2020, 5am PST
For years, Strong Towns readers have been pointing out the vast empty parking lots on the busiest shopping day of the year as evidence of poor land use regulations. Now the #iwishthisparkingwas hashtag imagines a different future.
Strong Towns
November 25, 2020, 5am PST
Parking scofflaws beware: your neighbor could soon have a financial incentive to notice your hijinks.
November 11, 2020, 6am PST
Many cities like New York have reallocated space formerly reserved for moving and storing cars to help restaurants and stores weather the pandemic, but as more residents rely on cars for the same reason, the dynamic threatens to boil over.
New York Post
October 6, 2020, 7am PDT
It took a pandemic, but the worldwide effort to move restaurant and retail businesses outside, at the expense of parking, is proving far less controversial than it would have before the coronavirus swept the globe.
September 11, 2020, 6am PDT
Huge amounts of land are dedicated to asphalt in Kansas City—about twice as much land than is dedicated to buildings. Fiscal dependence on vehicular infrastructure, however, is not unique to Kansas City.
Strong Towns
September 2, 2020, 5am PDT
The United Kingdom could preempt local laws that allow drivers to park cars on sidewalks. The policy would provide clearer paths for people with disabilities and people choosing active transportation modes.
The Guardian