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6 days ago
Cities like Vancouver are rethinking parking minimums as they try to meet climate goals, reduce traffic, and reallocate street space to other modes.
Sightline
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.
WHYY
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.
Curbed
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.
NPR
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
August 3, 2020, 8am PDT
The parking reform movement continues its march across the continent.
Reasons to Be Cheerful
July 15, 2020, 5am PDT
London announced another sweeping round of changes to its transportation priority, further cementing the future of active transportation both during and after the pandemic.
Forbes
May 29, 2020, 8am PDT
A photo series showcases the disruptive effect the pandemic has had on the U.S. auto industry.
Los Angeles Times
May 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Facing the potential for accessory dwelling units to win swift legalization in Chicago inspires one columnist to push back.
Chicago Tribune
April 3, 2020, 5am PDT
In a city where owning a car can be an expensive burden, off-street parking spaces are still highly desired commodities.
The New York Times
March 18, 2020, 8am PDT
The two largest cities are headed in two different directions when it comes to parking enforcement for street sweeping during the coronavirus pandemic—for now at least.
Los Angeles Times
March 17, 2020, 7am PDT
As restaurants and other local retail businesses ponder how to stay open as people stay at home and social distance for the foreseeable future, parking regulations will likely be reevaluated—they already are in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Business Courier
March 5, 2020, 10am PST
The worst offenders of parking violations on the streets today aren't scooters—they're food delivery and ride-hailing drivers.
Cornell Chronicle
February 27, 2020, 12pm PST
With most private auto traffic banned on Market Street in downtown, a battle is brewing in the Mission District between Valencia Street merchants, led by a bike store owner, and cyclists who support converting a bike lane into a cycletrack.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 20, 2020, 9am PST
Los Angeles has a parking problem—namely, too much of it—caused by minimum parking requirements.
Los Angeles Times