Parking

Row of parked cars along curb.

Video: How Much Should Parking Cost?

Variable parking pricing can offer some of the same benefits as congestion pricing.

February 21, 2024 - Next City

Multistory parking garage in downtown Denver, Colorado.

Colorado Bill Would End Minimum Parking Requirements

Supporters of the bill say eliminating parking mandates would make housing more affordable and reduce carbon emissions.

February 19, 2024 - Fox 31

Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe

Paris to Triple Parking Fees for SUVs

Parisian voters approved the referendum, which aims to reduce the presence of “heavy, bulky, and polluting” vehicles in the city center by making it more expensive to park them.

February 12, 2024 - The Verge

Aerial view of Atlanta BeltLine trail with colorful outdoor patio umbrellas and buildings.

Atlanta Eliminates Parking Mandates Near BeltLine

Developments near the city’s popular greenway will no longer be subject to minimum parking requirements to make way for more effective development.

February 8, 2024 - Urbanize Atlanta

Downtown Des Moines, Iowa skyline.

Des Moines Plans to Repurpose Downtown Parking Lots

City officials want to encourage the redevelopment of underused surface parking lots.

February 7, 2024 - Axios

View of parking structures and downtown St. Paul, Minnesota skyline.

Minnesota Legislator Proposes Parking Reform Bill

The bill would build on nationwide momentum to eliminate minimum parking requirements.

January 30, 2024 - Star Tribune

Green painted bike lane in New York City protected by concrete planters with Citi Bike station visible in background on sidewalk.

Leading Micromobility Trends for 2024: From Urban Streets to Regional Implementation

The proliferation of micromobility as a viable transportation mode offers the opportunity for cities to reimagine how they allocate public space.

January 9, 2024 - Jim MacRae

View from street of two neoclassical buildings with narrow alley between them.

Adapting the Curb for Adaptive Reuse

The rise in conversions of office buildings to housing and other uses raises questions about curb management and parking.

January 8, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

Green lawn in city park full of people sitting on lawn chairs with urban high-rises in background.

All We Want for the Holidays is…

Here are a dozen timely gift ideas for creating better communities.

December 15, 2023 - Todd Litman

Close-up of old-fashioned blue double parking meter against red brick wall.

Want Less Traffic and More Parking? Start Charging for It!

Cities often fail to effectively manage parking—and the public pays for it.

December 5, 2023 - Marcelo Remond

Aerial view of Eugene, Oregon at dusk with mountains in background.

Eugene Ends Parking Minimums

In a move that complies with a state law aimed at reducing transportation emissions, Eugene amended its parking rules to eliminate minimum requirements and set maximum parking lot sizes.

December 3, 2023 - NBC 16

Aerial view of Gaithersburg, Maryland with train tracks in foreground.

Montgomery County Moves to Eliminate Parking Mandates

The council unanimously supported a proposal to remove minimum parking requirements near for developments near transit.

December 1, 2023 - The Washington Post

Aerial view of large parking lot in front of large grocery or big-box store with small fall-colored trees among parked cars and sunset sky in background.

It’s That Time of Year: #BlackFridayParking

An annual social media project underscores just how much parking goes unused, even on the busiest shopping days.

November 22, 2023 - Strong Towns

Row of brick three-story townhomes in Britih Columbia.

More Affordable Housing for People, Less for Cars

Most jurisdictions have off-street parking requirements that increase motorists’ convenience but reduce housing affordability. It’s time to reform these policies for the sake of efficiency and fairness.

November 20, 2023 - Todd Litman

Underground parking garage full of parked cars.

An Untapped Energy Source: Underground Garages

A European study measured ambient air and groundwater temperatures in underground parking garages and found that the heat generated by these structures could potentially power thousands of households.

November 14, 2023 - Anthropocene Magazine

Empty asphalt parking lot with blue wall in background with Atlanta painted in orange letters.

Parking Takes up One-Quarter of Downtown Atlanta

The city’s downtown core devotes an abnormally high percentage of its historic blocks to parking.

November 9, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

"Bike Lane Closed" A-frame sign on street with yellow and black barricade behind it.

Los Angeles Is Quietly Losing Bike Lanes

While adding new bike lanes can be a long and contentious process, removing them in favor of parking requires no public process.

November 7, 2023 - Streetsblog LA

View of Congress Avenue with Texas state capitol dome among high-rise buildings in downtown Austin, Texas.

Austin Ends Parking Minimums

The city approved changes called for by a May resolution that eliminate parking requirements in all neighborhoods.

November 6, 2023 - KUT

Parking meters on Boston street.

Boston Could Introduce Parking Benefit Districts

The approach offers a way for cities to free up curb parking space while boosting revenue for local infrastructure.

November 6, 2023 - Governing

Close-up of standard grey parking meter on Chicago street.

Why Chicago Doesn’t Own its Parking Meters

More than a decade ago, the city sold control of its curb parking to private investors.

November 2, 2023 - Jalopnik

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