Parking

Aerial view of Ogden, Utah with Wasatch Mountains in the background

Utah Could Eliminate Parking Requirements Near Transit

A proposed state bill would bar cities from requiring parking in areas adjacent to transit stations in an effort to make housing production more affordable and encourage walking and transit use.

January 29, 2023 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Aerial view of red painted bus-only center lanes on Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

S.F. Accelerates Parking Removal at Bus Stops From 7 Years to 18 Months

Reviewing changes in bulk will make it easier for the Municipal Transportation Agency to remove parking around bus stops in San Francisco.

December 22, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

San Jose, California

San Jose Eliminates Parking Minimums

The California city is the largest in the country to abolish parking requirements, joining a bevy of other localities that are shifting to less car-oriented development.

December 8, 2022 - The Mercury News

Dark parking garage, empty except for one car covered with a red tarp

Advice for a Post-Parking Mandate World

After abolishing parking requirements, what can cities do to make the most of new space and revenue and avoid backlash?

November 29, 2022 - Next City

Two-lane street in Detroit's Greektown with American and Greek flags strung across the street

Detroit To Build New Parking for Small Businesses

The city will invest $9 million in an initiative to build customer parking on city-owned lots to boost economic development.

November 29, 2022 - Bridge Detroit

View down brick street in Burlington, Vermont with church at end

Burlington Could Eliminate Parking Requirements Citywide

A proposal to eliminate parking minimums in the entire city would also expand Burlington’s Transportation Demand Management program.

October 20, 2022 - Burlington Free Press

View of downtown Fresno, California

Fresno Development Will Provide Little Parking

The builder is relying on demand for lower-cost, transit-oriented housing units for residents who don’t own private cars, opting to provide only seven parking spaces for a 37-unit building.

October 13, 2022 - Fresnoland

Virginia

How Banks Perpetuate Overbuilt Parking

Even as cities and states are reducing or eliminating parking requirements, lenders often require parking to release loans to developers.

October 13, 2022 - Axios

Empty Parking Lot

The Death of Parking Requirements

More cities and states are recognizing the harmful impacts of minimum parking requirements, which in many cases have accelerated sprawl and raised the cost of housing construction.

October 6, 2022 - Time Magazine

Anchorage Alaska

Opinion: Why Anchorage Should Eliminate Parking Minimums

With an average of eight parking spots per one car, U.S. cities have a glut of parking. How can valuable urban space be used more effectively?

September 22, 2022 - Anchorage Daily News

Asphalt parking lot at night with bright lights

California Poised To Eliminate Parking Requirements Near Transit

A state bill awaiting Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature would prohibit parking mandates in neighborhoods within half a mile of transit.

September 8, 2022 - CBS 8 San Diego

A single car in an empty parking lot full of only bright yellow bollards. A caption on the image reads, "Keep calm and carry on."

Keep Calm. Carry On. AVs Are Just the End of Parking.

Opinion: As autonomous vehicles continue to appear on roads around the world, planners and engineers must be proactive in devising new and creative uses for soon-to-be-obsolete urban parking.

August 8, 2022 - William Riggs

Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Has No Plans To End Parking Minimums

The city’s latest revisions to its Unified Development Ordinance call for expanded parking requirements near residential neighborhoods.

July 27, 2022 - WBTV

Downtown Portland

Oregon Makes Historic Parking Reforms. What’s Next?

The state made sweeping reforms that eliminate parking requirements in some jurisdictions, which supporters hope will lead to faster, less expensive construction and the revitalization of vacant properties and underused lots.

July 26, 2022 - Sightline

Street scene in Portland, Oregon

Portland Increases Downtown Parking Fees To Fund Transit Passes

The city will use revenue from a 20-cent hike in street parking fees to subsidize transit and bike share passes for low-income residents.

July 7, 2022 - Willamette Week

Empty Parking Lot

Strong Towns: For Better Cities, End Parking Subsidies

The parking mandates and subsidies prevalent in American cities stifle development and remove agency from property owners and residents.

June 13, 2022 - Strong Towns

Cars parked at a beachfront building in Miami, Florida

Miami’s Return to Parking Minimums a Mystery to Housing Advocates

The city’s decision to reinstate parking requirements for housing developments will likely slow the recent boom of ‘missing middle housing’ construction.

May 11, 2022 - Slate

Downtown Denver

So Far, Higher Parking Fees Not Reducing Denver Traffic

The city’s efforts to reduce driving and parking downtown by raising parking fees and ticket fines seem to have little effect on driving habits.

May 10, 2022 - Axios

Residential garage full of home storage

Why a Third of Private Garages Don’t House Cars

With curbside parking available for free in front of most American homes, residents with private garages often choose to utilize the space for household storage. Putting a price on street parking could change that.

May 5, 2022 - Sightline

Parking area in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

America's Most Popular National Park Could Start Charging for Parking

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation's most visited and one of only a handful with no admission fee, could institute a parking fee to pay for much-needed maintenance.

April 7, 2022 - WBIR

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